Competitive Bats

Bat (2)Discover magazine just released an article discussing how bats are pretty competitive against each other.  They’ll send jamming signals to steal a rivals’ prey.  Bats, just before snapping their bug meal out of the air, will sometimes send out a series of rapid chirps so they can better home in on their target.  Lately, scientists have discovered nearby bats will sometimes send out ultrasonic jamming signals to confuse the hunting bat just so they can steal the bug for their own meal.

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