BATS

BY RYAN

Did you know bat's have many special features?

  1. Bats can't see very well, but they can use their sense of smell and hearing to find their way. Bats use echolocation to find food. They use echoes or sound, instead of their eyes, to find their way. They help the environment by eating pesky insects. Their special features make bats unique.

Do you know bats have predators?

Bats have many natural predators. Four enemies of bats are hawks, owls, raccoons, and snakes. Not only animals are predators to bats, but floods are too. Floods can also drown the bats when they are hanging in the caves. Bats have to protect themselves from predators by showing their teeth, using their echo, and getting out of the cave before the flood comes.

Bats emerge from the Bracken Cave every Spring to feed on insects. Bats like to live in cold dark places. They hang upside down when they sleep.

Bracken Cave Bat Emergence