You’ve probably discovered that bats are not really blind and that many species may echolocate (“see” their environment using their ears) but were you aware that:
1. Some species aestivate as opposed to hibernate. This is to shield themselves from the injury the heat can do to their bodies and also to prevent themselves from drying out. Some members of this leaf-nosed bat household (Phyllostomidae), that can be located in Central and South America, are believed to do so when the temperature becomes too hot.
2. For some time, strange stories were coming from Hungary about a renowned song-bird, feasting on nerves. The stories were so odd that a group of biologists set out into the Bukk mountains of Hungary to learn if they were real or not.
3. More bird problems for bats have occasionally come in the kind of starlings. All these characterful and very outspoken birds are known to occasionally evict (and even kill!) bats that have turned a vacant tree hollow to a home, so that they are able to move in.
4. In a state deep in the South-East of Europe, bats have shaken off their affiliation with the creepy and menacing and rather are deemed to exude good luck.
5. The inspiration for all human creations has arrived in the plant and animal kingdoms. Bats also have set the ingenious creativity of people alight with their wing architecture being a inspiration for the innovative sail design known as the Transition Rig.
So there you Have it, 5 rare but nevertheless, truths about bats from Tampa Wildlife Control continue to be lots of things to be learned about it and it is more than likely it’ll continue to be a origin of surprises.