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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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MEXICAN FREE-TAILED BAT
BRAZILIAN FREE-TAILED BAT
The adult Mexican free-tailed bats weigh from 10-15 grams (less than half an ounce) with a wingspan of 10-12 inches and can fly at speeds up to 25 mph.
Also known as Brazilian free-tailed bats, they may roost in colonies of a few hundred up to thousands of bats.
All bats living in Florida are insect eaters.
You should never touch a bat. If you find a bat on the ground contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. You can find a listing at www.batworld.org.
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Florida Bat Conservancy page for this species
Date record last modified:
Oct 30, 2012