A natural history of the kyatbat
Kyatbat (Felis chiropterus)
The kyatbat is a bowling pin–shaped felid creature, no more than two feet in height, which stands upright (if unsteadily) on its two short stumpy hindlimbs. It possesses feathery wings for forelimbs, tall and pointy forward-facing ears (with some variation), and bright, piercing eyes that belie its true lack of intelligence. Kyatbats come in a variety of colors (and occasionally, simple patterns, such as spots or striping, or more rarely, elaborate patterns). Typically, either the wings or the body will be brilliant in hue, while the remainder features a drab color (such as dull greys and browns); however, some individuals have displayed vivid colors on both the body and wings, or even more unusually, differently colored wings. The pupils, tongue, and nose are all of one color.
To reach most destinations, kyatbats simply waddle, reaching speeds of up to several inches per m