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Fast Flappers

Little brown bats, which eat flying insects, can flap their wings about 110 to 120 times in 10 seconds.


  1. With arms stretched out, flap your "wings" for 10 seconds.

How Do You Compare?

  1. How many times did you flap in 10 seconds?
  2. How do these adaptations help the little brown bat as a predator?

Bats in Texas
Texas is home to one of the largest bat colony in the world! Several species of bats live in Texas, contributing to the agriculture economy by eating damaging insects and pollinating fruit and crops.