Bat Poem

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A high-flying bat,
Criss-crossed the nation,
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Flapping and dodging with echolocation,
All in the dark…
Never in light,flashlight cartoon It’s the latest big news,
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It’s such a great flight!
From some cave in the east,
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To the west so-so fast,
This bat is the greatest!
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Says the latest podcast…
But I don’t agree,
It gives me a fright,
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I’m scared of the mammal,
That achieves full-fledged flight!
a cartoon bat

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What are Bats?

Bats are the only mammal that can achieve true flight.
Bats are found throughout the world and there are over 1,200 species.

Almost all bats eat only insects or fruit. Only a few eat larger animals. The vampire bat is a parasitic bat that sucks the blood from mammals. Although it can bite humans, they usually feed on livestock animals such as cows or pigs.

The smallest bat is the Kitti’s Hog-Nosed bat and it is only about 1-inch long (2.5cm)! (that’s why it’s known as the bumblebee bat).

The largest bats are the flying foxes from southeast Asia. They can have wingspans up to 5-feet in length (1.5 meters).

Although many people think bats are blind, they are not blind at all. Their eyesight isn’t acute, but they use echolocation to ‘see’ clearly even when it’s dark outside.

Watch Mr. R.’s Nocturnal Animals Video

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