Thursday, February 24, 2011
There are 72 species of bats on this island and they eat Mosquitos. The most awesome thing about bats is that they have built in sonar just like a submarine. The bats emit a sound thru their nose that is directed at a specific object like a tree. The sound bounces back to their ears which tells them where they are in relation to the object. This navigation system is how bats can detect bugs. But they also have an excellent nose and can smell mice, birds and reptiles. But bats also have a lot of enemies like owls, snakes, hawks, and eagles so it's a good thing they can fly so fast.