That’s what I said!
I’ve been noticing a lot of bats this season in Dallas and to me, that’s a blessing…
I am so shocked every time I point out a bat to someone in the evening or night time and they nearly panic and run…
Bats aren’t the rabid, blood sucking, scary animals horror movies would have you believe they are.
In fact, they would love to stay away from you and have nothing to do with you! LOL…
They’re your best friends if you’re tired of all the darn mosquitoes biting you at night or during activities in the evening or on the weekends!
Why? Because bats love to eat them! Bats aren’t looking to fly down and latch themselves on your neck. They’re not stupid animals…
They are mammals, first of all, and have a highly developed sonar system. It is very, very unlikely that a bat would ever run into you unexpectedly.
They don’t have great eyesight, but they know that you’re there. What’s amazing is we usually don’t know they’re there and we’re supposed to be so much more intelligent and well adapted…LOL
Okay…other than owls, birds sleep at night. So, when you see a “bird” at night and it’s flying somewhat sporatically, it’s a bat!
Just knowing this one fact will open your eyes to bats…
Look at the night sky on a balmy night – surely you’ll see one and you’ll be amazed and happy to know that your insect exterminators are happily hard at work.
They’re amazing and I’m so happy to have seen so many of them this year. They really keep the insect problem at bay when they’re around – they love all flying insects including moths!
So, when you see your “first” bat in the night time sky, point it out to someone and tell them about bats…they’re an important part of our ecosystems and a much needed insect eater! Enjoy them!
I hope you enjoyed this Mammal post on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time…
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