Bats are of the Charleston animals in comparison to most other mammals. Not only are they
able to fly, but there are other aspects of the bat that make them quite unusual
from what you would find in other mammals like lions, bears, or even human beings.
While bats are part of the rodent family even their behavior in comparison to other
rodents is quite unique. This is what makes them such unusual South Carolina animals in the big
scheme of things.
One of the unique aspects about South Carolina bats is the habitat in which they would live. This is so when usual because of the amount of distance that a bat is able to fly in one night alone. On average, a bat can go as far as 50 miles in one night. If you consider that for a moment you can understand that a Charleston bat can actually live quite a distance away from the area that it intends to hunt, yet still be able to reach its destination by morning time to be back of its home.
It is this fact that makes the habitat of a bat so unique. Bats are actually found all over North, Central, in South America. While found mostly in desert regions, it is not unusual to find Charleston bats in the heartlands of the United States, in the mountains of Mexico, or in the shores of Guatemala. Bats are able to live in a fairly diverse climate, as long as it is not significantly cold. Bats are found for the most part in caves, but it is not infrequent to find them located in the attics of people’s homes or along their rafters of people’s barns. Bats are looking for a place where they can roost, and this is done by being able to hang from some kind of structure in whatever place they are using for their home. The ceiling of a cave makes the perfect structure for a South Carolina bat, and this is why bats are frequently found in caves.
The primary concern for a bat, beyond its ability to hang, is that it is one run up for it to be comfortable and gives it an entry and exit pathway to get out of its home is necessary. Beyond that, the Charleston bat is not concerned with the location of its home for the most part, because it can fly a long distance to locate whatever needs it may have.
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