Bats are also rarely seen, despite being pretty much everywhere, making them mysterious little mammals for those of us who don’t interact with them on a regular basis.
Even Scott Bergeson, a bat biologist at Purdue University Fort Wayne, may hit the dirt if a bat flew toward his head at top speed (about 100 mph for some bats!). Bats would never actually do this, unless you are secretly a small moth or some equivalent insect morsel.
Despite all these negative perceptions, bats provide us with a ton of economic and ecological services.
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