What has big ears and soft fur and will be greeting children at the White House Easter Egg Roll today? A giant bat, of course.
Instead of the petting zoos of years past, Kamilah, a Malayan flying fox, will be hanging out — or, rather, hanging upside-down — off Rob Mies. As Kamilah’s spokesman and the executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, Mies will explain bats’ role in the ecosystem. “Bats are important pollinators of bananas and avocados, the cacao plant, which we make chocolate from, and even the agave plant, which we make tequila from,” Mies says. Kamilah is just the bat for the job, Mies says: She’s outgoing, charismatic and loves people. However, like most bats, she is nocturnal. “She can be a little groggy in the morning, and we have to be at the White House at 4:30 a.m. to go through security and be sniffed by police dogs,” Mies says. “I wish I could give her a little cup of coffee or something.”
When people see Kamilah’s 5-foot wingspan and cute, pointy face, they are often “shocked but not scared,” Mies says. Plus, the giant bat is a good role model for Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative, as she mostly eats fruit.
Some 35,000 children and adults will gather on the White House’s South Lawn today for this year’s Easter Egg roll. (Tickets are free and were distributed online through a lottery, which is now closed.)AND JUST WHY MIGHT THEY REALLY HAVE CHOSE TO HAVE A GIANT BAT AT THIS OSTENSIBLY CHRISTIAN FESTIVITY?
HERE'S ONE POSSIBLE EXPLANATION:
Bats are usually connected with the nocturnal darkness and all that this may signify for the culture in question. Sometimes their form is seen as a kind of oddity, and often in Western culture the bat is associated directly with Satan, the Prince of Darkness and/or the Witches' Sabbat.
Satanists sometimes carry over the traditional association and exalt the bat as the supreme mammal of the night, the very essence of Darkness and all that this means to them.AND THEN THERE'S THIS:
The Symbolism of a Bat. Satan’s BroodOBAMA HAS LIED SO OFTEN ABOUT SO MANY THINGS THAT MANY PEOPLE REFER TO HIM AS THE MASTER OF DECEIT, ONE OF SATAN'S MANY TITLES...
Dodano: 8 August 2014
Naturae vespertilionis congruere naturam Diaboli 
The idea of a bat as a creature which has close connection with the devil strengthened in medieval Europe. The sources of such perception of flying mammals originate from i.a. Christianity, which included bats in unclean animals. In the Bible we can find, for example, records concerning the prohibition of eating bat meat – in the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament, we read: These are the birds you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle, the black vulture, […] and the bat . Information about the close relationship linking the bat and the devil is provided also by Morril Glover Allen in his book from 1940. He quotes words of an ancient writer Divus Basilius, who claimed that “the nature of the bats is akin to the nature of the Devil” .
THE USE OF THE BAT ON THIS DATE SEEMS TO BUTTRESS THAT ARGUMENT.