these photos are of a really cute little baby bat, taken last summer by someone i know who is a wildlife rehabber. she specializes in bats and this was one of the youngest/smallest she's ever cared for.
she doesn't recommend anyone handle bats at all without proper equipment and training, and would ordinarily be wearing gloves to handle this one, but an exception was made here. just wanted to make it clear this isn't a good idea if you find a bat in your back yard!
you've got to love the contented smile on this little guy's face.
bats are good -- they eat lots of mosquitos.