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