In this segment, Amanda McNulty of the Clemson Extension continues her discussion with Jennifer Kindel, a wildlife biologist at the Department of Natural Resources, about bats. Bats are the only mammals with the ability to fly, unlike flying squirrels, which are gliders. Bats provide a useful service to South Carolinians by keeping down populations of pest insects. Bats use echolocation to hunt these insects. Bats are able to fly thanks to the webbed fingers found in their wings.
Jennifer also compares the mating and hibernating habits of South Carolina’s bats.