The hoary bat is a foliage roosted bat found throughout Texas. Ray and I were lucky to catch a hoary bat while mist netting in a state park as part of a research project. These bats are quite a sight to see, one of the larger bats found in Texas, they stand out due to their looks. They have thick fur that blends browns and reds near the face with a white frosting overall. This white frosting gives the bats the appearance as though they are speckled with snow.
When distressed this bats emit a call that sounds like water being drip on a red hot skillet. Your thoughts?
– Jessie Story