Fibreglass Flying Fox Bat – Wings open
Flying fox bat -replica – wings fully open pose
It is not easy being a bat, with connections to Dracula, a few cases of rabies, their pointy teeth, and the fact that they hang upside down to sleep, bats inspire fear in many people. But as you’ll see, bats are amazing creatures, even though they eat bugs and sometimes blood.
Bats are the only mammals able to fly. A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquito-size insects in one hour.
Bats don’t see very well and do a lot of living at night, so they have to rely on navigational methods other than sight. Bats send out beeps and listen for variations in the echoes that bounce back at them and that’s how they get around. Bats are nocturnal, mostly because it’s easier to hunt bugs and stay out of the way of predators when it’s dark. Bats do use their eyesight to see things in the daytime.