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The bats are out at Sawbill!

6/29/13 – The bats are out at Sawbill! Lately, we’ve been seeing these flying mammals swooping around at dusk, hunting for insects. Bats don’t actually catch insects with their mouths, but instead capture them in their tail and then transfer the caught prey into their mouths. They can do this transfer two times in one second, catching up to three hundred insects per hour. This nocturnal creature is a welcome guest. -Britta
Carl Hansen caught this little bat taking a break on the side of the dome.