Saturday, September 19, 2009

Strange tastes

In an African Journal of Ecology research paper, researchers described how they filmed a baboon eating a fruit bat.

While baboons are known to eat reptiles, birds and some mammals such as hares, they have never before been recorded eating bats.

"What was really intriguing about this, which may be pure coincidence or not, is that both the bat and the baboon that ate it were pregnant," says Mr Stanley.

In my non-expert opinion I would say that, the fact that the bat was pregnant was irrelevant. The significant fact was that the baboon was pregnant, and in my book there is no mystery. What pregnant woman hasn't longed for a tuna and banana pizza, or a fruit bat sandwich at some time during those 9 months?

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