Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bat Appreciation Day

Bat Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on April 17th which is around the time that bats come out of hibernation. The more than 1,200 kinds of bats make up almost a fifth of all mammal species. Many eat insects, agricultural pests and mosquitos while asking for nothing but a dark cave to hang in. An enzyme in their saliva makes an excellent blood-clot dissolver and is used to treat stroke victims. Unfortunately, a disease called White-nose Syndrome has been devastating bat populations since its 2006 discovery in a New York cave.

KBAT is an Active Rock station licensed to Monahans, Texas. They're now located up the dial at 99.9 FM while 93.3 is currently Hip-Hop/Urban KZBT "B93" licensed to Midland, TX.

My favorite bat...Bacardi.

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