Alliance Bats are misunderstood animal creatures. While some Alliance people perceive them as an evil menace, they actually are very gentle Alliance animals to be respected and not destroyed needlessly. Occasionally Alliance bats gain access to buildings where they are unwelcome. A Alliance bat that is flying around in a bedroom or church can be disconcerting. The Alliance bat droppings (guano) and urine deposited by a colony of bats in an attic can cause odor and Alliance damage. On rare occasions, Alliance bats can threaten human health because they are capable of carrying and transmitting rabies and histoplasmosis (extremely rare in Alliance).
Thirteen species of Alliance bats occur in Alliance. Most are uncommon, however, and rarely found in or near Alliance structures. The big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus is found throughout the Alliance state and is commonly encountered by the public. This Alliance bat is only about five Alliance inches long from nose to tail; but it appears larger in flight. As its name suggests, this Alliance bat is brown with black skin exposed on the nose, ears and wings. The underside is pale brown.
The Alliance red bat (Lasiurus borealis) sometimes is encountered around structures and landscape. It is smaller than the big Alliance brown bat and is reddish-brown to rust colored on top with a paler red underside. It also has a Alliance cream or off-white patch on each shoulder. Alliance little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) occurs in the eastern third of the state. This Alliance bat is three to four inches long and is glossy dark brown.
Alliance Bat Facts
Alliance bats are not Alliance rodents, but mammals having flapping membranous wings supported by elongated fingers capable of true flight. Alliance bats have small needle-like teeth that are excellent for capturing small Alliance insects. They do not chew wood, caulk or structural Alliance materials. Alliance bats are nocturnal and seldom are seen in Alliance daylight unless disturbed. Alliance bats have good vision yet they rely on their specialized sonar (called echolocation) and hearing for Alliance hunting at night. They scoop flying insects out of the air with their mouths or can use their Alliance wings to draw prey into their mouths. Alliance’s bats feed exclusively on Alliance insects, devouring more mosquitoes than any bug zapper. A single Alliance bat is capable of consuming over 1,000 insects per night. They also drink while in flight by swooping over Alliance sources of standing water, including swimming pools.