Bats eavesdrop on their prey

Bats eavesdrop on their prey

Antrozous pallidus with scorpion. Credit: Merlin Tuttle.

Like Tom and Jerry’s endless shenanigans, prey go to any lengths to avoid being eaten while predators continue to evolve their cunning ways to outsmart them.

Bats are no exception, adapting their hunting strategies to a diverse array of environments ranging from open spaces to forest floors and deserts, and with minimal effort.

“Bats are an exciting group to study,” says Rachel Page, author of a review on the topic, “because they have evolved so many different hunting strategies.”


Curated while acting editor for Cosmos.

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