Re: Re: Bat-blat, Aroka

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 21:53:46 +0000 (GMT)

> > How well do bats fly in the rain?

Googling... not finding much :(

"The only environmental condition which would cause a serious problem for echolocation would be heavy rainfall,..."

"The bats prefer to fast rather than brave the rain which may force them down to the ground and make them easy prey for carnivorous enemies."

"Light rain doesn�t stop hunting but a severe rainfall does, .... Continues rain may lead the animal to search a secondary roost for the night, usually a tree."

"Bats can be divided into two main groups: the microbats (generally small, insect eaters that navigate and forage by echolocation) and the megabats (larger, fruit and nectar feeders that navigate by vision)."

This *might* be a mega-bat :(  

> Err, we're talking about a bat the size of a
> building here.

A very big building. 1km long?

BTW, another fun link found while bat-searching. Pretty caves, including one called "Wind Cave".

Jane Williams                                   

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