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Decorate Your Halloween with Bats!

Updated on February 16, 2016
An actual bat
An actual bat | Source

Halloween Bat Decorations

Bats are scary, they only come out at night, their eyes are luminous, they fly erratically and l they are not very attractive! That makes bats the perfect Halloween creature. Just looking at this photo of an actual bat is creepy.

I can remember as a child seeing bats in my neighbourhood flying around at night. At first I thought they were just birds but when I was told they were bats I was instantly fearful. I had heard that they could swoop down and get caught in your hair and that's when they start to bite you.

Now, I'm not sure this ever really happens and perhaps the bat is has a bad reputation through no fault of its own. I still see them flying around at night on occasion but they are always quite far up in the sky perhaps they are just as nervous of us as we are of them!

Decorating with bats can be scary or cute or you can use the bat silhouette to create a simple Halloween décor feature. Whatever you choose, bats are perfect for decorating at Halloween. Here are some ideas.

Vampire Bat: Super Creepy! - Yikes this is Scary!!!

Hairy Flying Vampire Bat Halloween Decorations

This Vampire Bat is so realistic, people will duck when they see it!! It is coloured tan and gray with bloody red eyes. This bat has claws, and a hairy torso too.

The wingspan is more than two feet wide. Add this frightening fellow to your Halloween décor, he will gladly hang around all night long scaring guests and trick or treaters!! Bwahhhh!!!

Are Vampire Bats Real?

There are bats that do feed on blood. They can be distinguished by their large incisor teeth that are used to puncture their victims. Vampire bats prey on warm-blooded animals such as horses, cattle or birds. They can feed on human blood but this is rare.

Vampire bats hunt by looking for a mammal who is asleep. Then they land on the animal and cut it with their incisors and drink about a tablespoon of blood. Their teeth are so sharp that the sleeping animal doesn't even know they have been bit. They won't feel it. Once they have created a bleeding wound they use their tongue to lap up the blood.

Contrary to popular belief, vampire bats are small. They only weigh about an ounce with a wingspan of 12 inches. Their consumption of blood per day is only about a tablespoon so they really are not a threat to humans.

Vampire bats live in Mexico and South America. So, unless you plan to sleep outdoors in absolute darkness, out on the grass in a vampire bat habitat; it is unlikely that you will ever encounter a vampire bat.

So just have fun with these fake, scary ones with big teeth and attacking poses because a real vampire bat is far from this Halloween stereotype!

What do regular bats eat?

There are many different species of bats and depending on their sizes; they have their preferred diets that include the following:

  • Mosquitoes, flying night insects like moths
  • Ripe fruits from trees
  • Fish, frogs even scorpions!

Bats are everywhere

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Halloween Bat with Flapping Wings - A litte less scary looking for the little ones...

Flying Bat with Flapping Wings

This flying friendly bat flies in a circular motion round and round. Its wings flap which keep it circling for a long period of time. It measures about 8 inches long and has a wing span of 17 inches. It includes a ceiling mount with clear wire and screws. It will require two AA batteries that are not included.

Buy your Flapping Wings Bat Here......

Scary Skeleton Bat - This Bat is Creepy and Unique

Jab R Jaw Bat Halloween Decoration

This Bat is made of plastic and sports a 17 inch wing span with a 9 inch long body. Motion activates its sound and starts the wings moving. It requires 3-AAA batteries and they are included.

Since the sound is motion activated this bat is perfect to scare your trick or treaters as they come to your door. Bwhahhhh!

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The Beneficial Bat - We need Bats because.....

  1. Bats consume massive quantities of mosquitoes; the average brown bat eats 500 insects every hour! There would be a lot more cases of West Nile Virus (carried by mosquitoes) without our friend the bat!
  2. Bats are pollinators! Much like the bee! Many of our fruits and vegetables depend on bats for pollination or they would die off. Bats also disperse the seeds of many of these plants.
  3. Bats eat more than just mosquitoes. They eat many insect pests that eat our crops thus reducing the need for chemicals to keep this under control.
  4. Scientists are now studying vampire bat saliva and they have found it contains an anticoagulant which many benefit human heart conditions.
  5. Bat guano (or bat poop!) is rich in ntirogen and is an excellent fertilizer.

Scary Flying Bats - Watch Out!

Decorate your home with these three flying friends. These bats are made from fabric and are lightweight making them real easy to hang up. Measuring about 8.5 inches in size they are large enough to make an impact. Great to attach to spooky fabric cloth.

Get yours and start your Halloween bat theme décor. Just click on the link below for more info - these bats are super cheap.

Creepy, Scary Cloth - Great for Hanging Bats!

Creepy Cloth

This cloth is a perfect backdrop to your bat collection. Or you could use if for bugs and spiders. A very versatile piece that can be used in many different ways. This should be a staple in your Halloween decoration bin!

Buy Your Creepy Cloth here.....

Bats in the Belfry - Wall Decals

Do you like your bats plain and simple? Try these wall decals when you are decorating Halloween. Simple to stick on the wall and can be used year after year as long as you store and care for them properly of course.

Bats in the Moolight Decals

Do you like the decal idea? Here is a good one - bats flying by moonlight! The ultimate Halloween theme but did you know that bats actually don't like the moonlight?

Bats will go into hiding on nights where the moon is bright. They prefer to hunt in near total darkness. No one really knows why they do not like being out hunting in the moonlight.

There is speculation that they are hiding from predators themselves and being illuminated in the moonlight makes them nervous. It is also suspected that on brightly lit nights there is less prey as they are hiding from the moonlight as well. No one knows for sure and they bats aren't saying.

Great Halloween Read for the Kids

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

This is a another take on the old lady who swallowed a fly! Now a bat, wow, poor lady. A classic story turned into a Halloween themed plot. You got to get it to see what happened to this this lady because she sure looks like she is putting that bat into her mouth. Why on earth would she do that?

 

Would you decorate with Halloween Bats?

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      CreativeExpress 4 years ago

      Before checking out your lens, I probably wouldn't have considered it. However, I really like the wall art, so I think I would give it a try.

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      kathysart 4 years ago

      Great idea!!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Yes it look good.

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      Enchantable 4 years ago

      Most certainly!

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      queenofduvetcover 4 years ago

      Yes I would!

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      Asher Socrates 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very morbid, but I like that! Great job..

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      You bet - and now that I have seen your lens, I definitely will.

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      Banditsmom52 4 years ago

      yes

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Very fun decorations - I'd most definitely decorate with 'em!

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      Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

      Great Halloween idea. I will try it :)

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      maewlaay lm 4 years ago

      no way !

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      mayber

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      Onemargaret LM 4 years ago

      I have to think about it. I really like your lens.

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      Madonaa 4 years ago

      no not sure

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      shovonpk 4 years ago

      nice......

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      sunny saib 4 years ago

      Good lens.. I actually find bats quite mysteriously interesting.. Also ravens, though I know they're not much related.. ;)

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      Sharon Bellissimo 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @Jemecan: Totally agree! ick

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      sheriangell 4 years ago

      I have decorated with Halloween bats, but go for the cuter versions so I'm not creeped out so much. That one in your intro photo is totally creepy. Angel blessed for creepiness :)

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      thememorybooksh1 4 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Jemecan 4 years ago

      Bats give me the creeps, any time of the year.

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      I did but these are cute bats with smiling faces.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a few that I always use, but I'm planning to add a ton more this year with homemade bat garlands :D

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Hmmmmm. I will really have to think about. These guys look too real. Thanks for showing all the choices.