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