I've been seeing a lot of bats lately while I'm in the pool at dusk. Most are very small and fly in a fluttery motion, and may dive bomb the pool, but not too low. Last night, I noticed a different species. Much bigger and not as "fluttery". Flew more straight, and actually swooped down to skim the pool surface a few times. Getting a drink, I suppose. The big one seemed darker, and seemed to have a white stripe on the bottom of each wing (in the center, front-to-back). I suppose the stripe may have been one of it's wing bones.
That's Alice or Ozzie, not Zappa.
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If you get a knock at your front door:http://www.floridabats.org/exclusions.htm
Do not attempt to poison or exterminate bats. Bats are protected under Florida wildlife laws and it is illegal to willfully kill bats in Florida.
Yeah not a good idea on any level
So if he doesn't actually kill one it's fine :wink
As long as he didn't kill it WILLFULLY...He should be good to go is the way I read it.:shrug
We didn't mean to kill him we just wanted to see if it would go into sensory overload with 40 number #8 shot flying by..:spin
Brazillian Free Tailed maybe??? They're pretty commin down here around bridges and piers.
Brazillian free tail......hmmmmmm. Pretty common on some beaches as well.
White stripe? No native bat has that.
Sounds like a common nighthawk mixed in w/the bats.
They fly at dusk/night like bats and feed on flying insects like bats.
And drink the same way too...
You do know bats can swim, right? Be careful in your pool.....
Hmm... possible, but it probably wasn't quite that big.