Animal Spirit -
The Bat is one of natures most unusual Flier in that it is a mammal and its wings are made of skin. Bats usually roost during the day in large numbers and share the herd Medicine with many of the walkers. The Bat typically is a night predator upon all flying insects and plays a major role in containing and depleting the hordes of Mosquitoes that develop after each rainfall. The eyesight of this nocturnal hunter is good but their ability of echolocation lends an even greater sense to that of vision. In flight the Bat will echo locate its prey and swoop down upon it often catching it in the membrane between its hind feet like a baseball player catches the ball in his glove. Having caught the prey this way the Bat will adeptly and with great dexterity remove it and eat it in flight with one swift move of its head. The Bat is often seen having very large ears and the sense of hearing is extremely good and of all of the fliers they might have the best sense of smell however this might be hard to imagine if you have ever spent some time in the caves in which they dwell. The Bat is a great communal animal and a great caretaker and nurturer of its young. The Medicine of the Bat is that of Caretaking and Community. The Bat in dreams and visions signify the need for change and new direction in growth. The singular Bat winging its way signifies the need for Journey and the Bat that is flying in groups signifies the need and value to community or working in groups. The Bat that is flying at one signifies the challenging and need to release ones fears and the Bat that is eating signifies the need for rest and sustenance.
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