A Free-Tailed Bat in a Brown Bat World

Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 7th grade 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 this wild colony for years.

Hi Everyone! I thought it was time to give the bats a turn at blogging again. This time little Freda gave it a try. I hope you like her poetry. Don’t worry all you other bats. I don’t think you’re ugly!

a photograph of a juvenile freetail bat eating a mealworm
Freda deciding if she really wants the whole mealworm or not.

A Free-Tailed Bat in a Brown Bat World

All alone. So far from home.
From the south, did I roam?

 Where is my mommy?
There are strangers among me.

 Some are quite odd.
With no wings to fly, on two feet they trod.

 Others are almost like me.
But they are brown, tailless, and compared to me, so ugly.

 At least the food here is good.
I can eat mealworms. Maybe more than I should.

 I’m healthier now.
And the humans made a vow.

 Find my home they endeavor.
Or take care of me forever.

 Will I be an education bat?
I never even dreamed of that!

3 Replies to “A Free-Tailed Bat in a Brown Bat World”


This is wonderful! Great job Rachael and Freda!


Thank you. I’m glad you like it. Poor little Freda is exhausted from having to type the whole poem, so she’s resting now. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copyright © 2021 Bat Conservation & Rescue of Virginia. All rights reserved.