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Bats Use Hearing Aids!

Science & Tech  (tags: animals, bats, discovery, news, science, University of Costa Rica in Golfito )

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Tiny bats in Central and South America use rolled-up leaves as ear trumpets to improve their hearing. This is the first time this crafty technique has been seen in nature, as recorded in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.

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Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:39 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:29 am
I enjoyed this post Kayleen - thanks - big bat fan - have a bat house with at least 170 small brown bats in it....

Roger G (154)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:18 pm
noted, thanks

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:35 pm
Very interesting, thanks Kayleen.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:14 pm
Fascinating. Bats are quite interesting and certainly do a lot of insect control by eating them. No doubt they consume a lot of the mosquito population.

I remember a bat resting on my kitchen curtain on the window and picked him or her up to let the bat outside, disturbing slumber time...but better to be outside than inside. A small house is not exactly a place to fly free and soar.
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