Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a middle school student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big brown bats that used the outside of her former home for a winter roost. Her family cheerfully hosted the wild colony for years.

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I did because it was the last week before a nice long break from school! I hope everyone has a wonderful winter break!

A photograph of the tube nosed "yoda bat
A side by side comparison! What do you think?

As I am sure everyone knows, the new Star Wars movie came out Thursday! This lucky girl is going to go see it today! I thought it would be funny to look up pictures of Yoda dressed as a bat. I didn’t really find one, but I found a great new Yoda-ish bat. Well, it’s new to me, but it was discovered back in 2011.

The Nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bat was found in Papua New Guinea. A lot of other animals were discovered during the same survey that found these bats. Scientists found more than 200 new plant and animal species! The Nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bat is the one that interests me right now because it looks a little bit like Yoda! Check out the pictures.  You can see for yourself, the little guy looks a little like Master Yoda, don’t you think? Handsome he is, hmm?

If you want to see more about the survey, you can read the article here.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

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