If I Were Batman, These Are The Bats I'd Have In The Batcave
They're great survivors.
- •Bumblebee BatAlso known as Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat, this bat is the smallest mammal in the world weighing less than a penny. The best part, he'll fly unnoticed.
- •Vampire BatHis diet is exclusively blood. They love a good night prowl from the ground, making them extra stealthy and lethal.
- •Pied BatAlso known as the Badger Bat, A very rare specimen of Vesper bats.
- •Jamaican Fruit-eating BatDon't worry. Be batty.
- •Megabat (Flying Fox)One of the largest species of bat with a maximum wingspan of 5.6 feet and over 30 different calls for communication. They hear similar to humans and are audible to us; a worthy ally of mine in the field.
- •Desert Long-eared BatThis bat has some real grit and gravitas. It feeds on prey its size like the fatally venomous Palestine Yellow Scorpion, also known as the death stalker. Studies have shown that they seem to be immune to the scorpion's venom. Don't mess with them!
- •Mexican Long-tongued BatThey can lick you from up to a third of their body length or French kiss you. Pick your poison.
- •Hoary Wattled BatThis specific Vesper species has a nice fur coat but tends to roost on its own. He works alone... I like his style.
- •Greater False Vampire BatThis bat is known to have a large diet, including other small bats! He can find its prey without the use of echolocation in total darkness as well. Use with caution.
- •The Egyptian Fruit BatThe cutest, I mean deadliest! *Baby talk* Who's the deadliest? Hunh? Who is? You're the deadliest! Yes, you are!
- •Gambian Epauletted Fruit BatThis bat flies in packs and uses sight and smell rather than echolocation to locate food.
- •Peters' Ghost-faced BatTheir ears fold towards their foreheads making their eyes appear to be located inside their ears. Spooky!
- •Mouse-eared BatThese guys are straight flyers and don't zigzag unnecessarily.
- •Rafinesque's Big-eared BatHe gets wonderful reception in the cave.
- •Honduran White BatOne of the "tent-making" bats who protect themselves from predators and the weather as they roost and rest in the ribs of big leaves. They have perfect vigilance!
- •California Leaf-nosed BatA skilled maneuvering flier who controls his flight speed better than most other species.
- •Now fly my pretties,