There are many different predators that can create issues for bats. What could consume them really depends on the location where they are at. The size of different species also affects what types of problems they may encounter with different predators. Bats have an amazing ability to use radar to avoid obstacles as well as predators, but there are some predators who have these night flyers figured out. Other types of flying animals find the bat to be a delicious meal. They include owls and hawks. Both of them can be active at night, which is when the bats are out. Owls have frequently been observed capturing bats while they are in flight. They are able to go undetected and when the bats fly by they are consumed without any warning. While others wait until daylight when the bats are sleeping to attack them in their roosts. Below are some of the animals that prey on bats: BIRDS OF PREY Birds have an advantage over some mammals because they can catch bats in flight. Birds such as owls, hawks and common grackles grab bats out of the sky, particularly when they are leaving and entering a roost. The narrow openings of many roosts cause bats to group together, making it easier for birds to swoop down and grab a tasty bat treat. SNAKES Snakes are a common predator of bats that consume fruits. The snakes can easily blend into the surroundings of the trees and plants where such fruits grow. These snakes can range in size from small to quite large. They tend to be more of a problem in warmer climates. In areas where bat houses are erected there are usually lots of problems with snakes coming along. HOUSE CATS In some areas where bats live in trees, there have been reports of house cats capturing them. They typically don’t consume the bats though but may kill them and even play with them. In fact, many people have discovered they have bats around after their cat brought one inside or was seen playing with one outdoors. HUMANS The biggest predator of bats though are humans. Most people are afraid of bats and view them as a type of rodent. They don’t like the idea of these creatures living in their trees, attic, or other locations. The fact that a bat colony can very rapidly grow is another reason for concern. They like safely in numbers but that isn’t something that people want to have around them. WEASELS, MINK AND RACCOONS Varieties of mammals eat bats when they can. Animals such as weasels, minks and raccoons climb into areas where bats roost and eat them while they sleep during the day. These mammals also lie in wait just outside a bat roosting area to pounce on bats as they enter and exit the roost. Some larger bats prey on smaller bats when they share habitat areas. CENTIPEDE A large centipede, usually longer than the bat body, crawls up the ceiling of the roost and extends his body down beside a bat. He attacks the bat from the head to incapacitate him, then eats his fill as he hangs from the ceiling. If they fall, the centipede can continue to munch from the floor of the roost, where other insects might join him.

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