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> T. Mike Keesey [mailto:tmk@dinosauricon.com] wrote :
> <snip>
> Heck, plenty of people think bats are birds! (Although Germans seem to
> consider them mice.... :)
> <snip>
> In France, the translation for bat is "bald mouse" ( although I don't
> think people REALLY believe they're mice, oh wait, I don't know ;-) )
> Jean-Michel

While I don't know what the majority of German speakers think, there are
jokes like:
Mother mouse and kid mouse go for a walk and see a bat. Says the kid: "Look,
mum, an angel!" or "When I'm big I wanna join the air force too!"