The never-ending adventures of a travel writer in Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dinner on the Roadside


A fruit bat eats dinner tonight--the fruit of a Cay Ban (table tree)--along the sidewalk at the Forest Restaurant. Fruit bats are helpless if they fall to the ground like this when their food is too heavy--they must climb a tree in order to launch back into the air. Never sit under the Ban Tree at night. Their fruit is a favorite of bats, who sit in the branches eating, and constantly drop bits of food on whoever might be sitting below.

1 comment:

chrisgalvinwriter said...

Hope this little guy made it back up the tree after finishing his dinner. Looks so much like a little chihuahua that thinks you'll try to grab the fruit.

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