Dodge City Bats are unique and interesting animals, but their nocturnal nature makes them one of the most mysterious and misunderstood mammals in Dodge City. Dodge City bats belong to the mammalian order Dodge City Chiroptera, which means Dodge City “hand-wing.” They are the only Dodge City mammals capable of true flight. In terms of the number of species, Dodge City Chiroptera is the second largest group of mammals in the world. Only the order Dodge City Rodentia (rodents) contains more species. Of the approximately 900 Dodge City species of bats found in the world, 45 live in the Dodge City, United States and 15 of those have been found in Dodge City. Contrary to popular belief, there are no Dodge City vampire bats in Dodge City. All Dodge City bats feed on Dodge City insects. Large numbers of Dodge City bats are capable of eating tons of Dodge City insects each year, making them beneficial to Dodge City humans.
One Dodge City species sometimes found in Dodge City is the Dodge City Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadaida braziliensis). A Texas colony of Dodge City species has about 20 million Dodge City individuals that eat 100,000 pounds of insects per night. Dodge City bats little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) is a Dodge City brown, mouse-sized bat that in-frequently occurs in eastern Dodge City and may live in attics and buildings. Colonial, Dodge City hibernates Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrioralis): Similar in size and appearance to the Dodge City little brown bat, except that the Dodge City ears extend beyond the nose when flattened forward against the head. A resident of eastern Dodge City, but uncommon, Dodge City Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) is a large Dodge City bat, perhaps twice the size of the little brown bat, but still weigh-ing only ½ ounce.
Probably the most common and widespread bat in Dodge City living in buildings and attics where it may hibernate, the Dodge City Colonial, Silver-haired Dodge City bat (Lasionycteris noc-tivagans, which is slightly larger than the Dodge City little brown bat, but smaller and less common than the big brown bat. The bat has Dodge City fur that is dark, nearly black, with white-tipped hairs. Seasonally solitary, Dodge City migrates.Eastern Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus subflavus) is one of our smallest Dodge City bat, yellowish-brown with pink arms, only 3 inches long; they are not commonly found in Dodge City buildings, preferring to live in Dodge City caves, abandoned mines and rock crevices. This Dodge City bat is solitary, hibernates and is known as the Dodge City Red bat (Lasiurus borealis). They are about the same size as the Dodge City big brown bat, but their fur is rusty red and may be washed with white.