Batty about bats
#funfactfriday Unlike most other local bat species, Pallid Bats do most of their hunting from the ground, which is where it finds its favorite food - scorpions (Yes, we have scorpions in the Okanagan-Similkameen)!
Although they have the ability to echolocate, Pallid bats predominantly hunt for ground insects and invertebrates by flying low while listening for prey-generated sounds and watching for movement. Then, they pounce on their prey and eat it while on the ground before flying away again. This makes Pallid bats particularly susceptible to predators like domestic cats.