BATS! Sydney is loaded with them!

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We saw these huge bats when we went to Featherdale... But these Bats, called Grey-Headed Flying-Foxes are easily seen anywhere in Sydney. They hang upside down in the trees at the Royal Botanical Garden in the daytime and fly at dusk to feed on fruit elsewhere in the city. While walking around at night, you can see them lurking in the trees, some closer than others. Their bodies are seriously as big as a cat.
Posted February 26th, 2007 by Vlad Dracul from Romania's homies
grey headed flying foxes...what a literal name!
Posted By: icantadd on February 26th, 2007 at 05:24PM PST
Looks like a gorilla/bat/demon! Run for your life!
Posted By: SHMO on February 26th, 2007 at 06:28PM PST
Wonder if someones ever held one,awake.
Posted By: I watch suffer the joy on February 26th, 2007 at 10:14PM PST
I want to see a new lurking bat graphic.
Posted By: Turtle-boy on February 26th, 2007 at 10:24PM PST
Ed, have you heard about how chimpanzees have now started making their own spears to hunt other mammaals? (cant spell.)

its pretty insane.

i just read about it on bbc news.
Posted By: your new friend. on February 27th, 2007 at 12:03AM PST
Crows do that as well, they'll craft a stick so that it becomes pointed at one end and then use it to get grubs hiding in logs. Theres also some crows that wait at traffic lights and place walnuts in the road when the cars stop to open them. Aren't animals and plants awesome?
Posted By: David Bowie's pajama pocket on February 27th, 2007 at 02:02AM PST
Bats are the shit
Posted By: Zach Diekman on February 27th, 2007 at 09:07AM PST
dear ed,
i want to thank you for your intrest in helping me with this. The assignment isn't due for a few more weeks, so if there is any chance for you to contact me, i would love the chance to be able to talk with you and discuss your work!
if you don't have the time than i am still very appreciative of whatever help you can give me.
Feel free to answer as few of the questions as you like...

Your photos are often accompanied by text. When you’re shooting, do you make a conscious effort to take photos with the intent to adding words to it, or is it an after thought?

While the subject of teenage smokers is obvious, what was the intended message behind the book?

Some of your work is overtly sarcasitic or ironic; can you trace that influence back on anyone or is it just a by-product of your personality?

Where do you personally draw the line of what is too controversial to shoot?

Do you think that moving to an area with a larger art community would benefit your art work? Or has living more separated from those influences helped you to better create your own brand of art?

The work that you’ve done with Beautiful Losers is being highly regarded as a new trend in art. What do you think the biggest appeal of the exhibits is?

A lot of your work focuses on suburban settings and suburban lifestyle; do you think that the advantages of suburban childhoods almost make life seem too simple and easy as opposed to kids who grow up in areas where money is short?

When you shoot photos do you approach it objectively, or do you ever try to direct the photo to create a better shot?

Your photos obviously will project who you are and your beliefs, but do you try to stay away from promoting those values, and why or why not?

Have you ever been asked to remove a print from a show that you felt was either too important or the message behind was too important to be taken down, and what was the ultimate outcome of the situation? If you haven’t been asked, how would you react in such a situation?

Do you ever feel intimidated about observer’s reactions to your work?

In your work, do you feel that there is a consistent theme throughout?

Where do you think the biggest influences on your style have come from?

How has painting and drawing effected the way you approach your photography?

What demographic do you find connects the most with your work and why?

What motivates when shooting a photo?

Do you think that people are stressing the importance of art enough, or do you think that schools should do more to promote art and creativity?

What are your views on art as a tool for selling products?

A lot of what is popular right now is regurgitated ideas; where do you think the newest ideas in art are coming from in terms of art scenes and also artist themes and ideas?

What, if anything, do you hope to achieve with your artwork?
Posted By: icantadd on February 27th, 2007 at 12:27PM PST
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