To catch a bat sometimes you need a net and sometimes you need a net connected to really, really big poles. Dr. Ndege (Brian Bird) came up with this great idea to get some telescopic poles for our mist nets, since Zika (Dr. Popo - the bat doctor) and the team typically cut their own poles from the bush. It's possible we earn more carbon credits with these new poles, doing our part to keep HALI on the sustainability pathway, but we definitely save a ton of time in set up for capture work. Zika and Chris Kilonzo WhatsApped a few photos to us of their first day in the field together. We think it's love at first sight, but let's wait to see our capture rates.