NOVEMBER 2, 2021 - Pictured here is a small bat being held. Bats are flying mammals and are found in nearly every habitat throughout Ohio. In fact, most bats live near humans without ever being detected. Feeding at night, these nocturnal animals have strong senses and use echolocation (built-in sonar) to eat thousands of flying insects each night. Thirteen bat species have been recorded in Ohio, but humans often only encounter only one or two. Bats are a rabies vector species, but it is very uncommon to encounter a rabid bat.

NOVEMBER 2, 2021 – Pictured here is a small bat being held. Bats are flying mammals and are found in nearly every habitat throughout Ohio. In fact, most bats live near humans without ever being detected. Feeding at night, these nocturnal animals have strong senses and use echolocation (built-in sonar) to eat thousands of flying insects each night. Thirteen bat species have been recorded in Ohio, but humans often only encounter only one or two. Bats are a rabies vector species, but it is very uncommon to encounter a rabid bat.