Big Brown Bat

Animal Guide : Mammals

Big Brown Bat
Fun Fact:
An adult female Big Brown Bat can eat her body weight in insects each night.

What's for Lunch:
Small beetles and insects

Where's Home:
Roosts in tree hollows, bat houses, barns, and buildings

Scientific Name:
Eptesicus fuscus

Animal Guide : Mammals

Overview:

Insects would rule the world if it weren't for their predators. Big Brown Bats are voracious. At night, they swoop low over the lagoon to gorge on night-flying insects. Few bat studies have been done in the reserve, but our guess is that they come here to hunt at night and retreat to some nearby barn or shed to roost during the day.