~4" long, found in a bathroom at camp
Noticed this bat on the ceiling of an outdoor walkway at my work campus. Sorry for the poor photo; it was about 25 feet up and only had a cell phone camera available.
Flying around the yard, large wingspan, roosted in the wood shed a couple of nights this week.
Bat flying after sunset, maybe feeding on flying insects.
Imagine my surprise when my mother told me she regularly see bats in her garden at night. Well, so much for difficulty in finding them. This one is on a 'Coeur de boeuf fruitier' or Annona reticulata. Apparently, my mom found bat's teeth mark on the fruit (since she is no expert, i cannot say whether they eat the fruit or not).
This bat popped out of an umbrella at Rancho Mark West in eastern Santa Rosa.
9 Fruit bats roosting in makuti roof
Took many tries to get a photo distinguishable as a bat and not a blurry blob. Probably a big brown but not sure.
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Greek χείρ - cheir, "hand" and πτερόν - pteron, "wing") whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are...