these nectar-feeding bats are the only pollinators for the original tequila agave. I took this photo at the banquet at the bat conference in Merida last summer, where the tequila was flowing freely. Then yesterday I found out about a bat tattoo contest on MySpace. Some of the entries are even more elaborate. I guess I have met my match in terms of bat love -- I will devote the rest of my career to them, but I won't get them tattooed on my body.