Watch 450,000 Bats Emerge From University Of Florida Bat House In Gainesville, Florida
Contrary to popular belief, there are no vampire bats in Florida wearing tiny little capes and looking to drink some blood. Bats have gotten a certain image thanks in part to movies and television shows, but when you really see bats up close, they’re just tiny little odd-looking creatures who sleep during the day and feast on bugs at night. If ever you’re looking to catch a glimpse of bats in Florida—we’re talking thousands upon thousands flying into the night at dusk to eat, then head on over to the University of Florida Bat House in Gainesville.
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Thanks to the Florida Museum & University of Florida we can see for ourselves what these bat houses are all about and how hundreds of thousands of bats call this place home.
Pretty fascinating stuff, huh?
To learn more about the U of F bat house in Gainesville, visit the website here.
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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