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