Bats appear much larger in flight. This Big Brown Bat has a wingspan of 36 cm. (14 inches) but only weighs as much as a small mouse.
Big Brown Bat: note broad, sparcely furred nose.
Comparative Size by weight:
Eastern Pipistrelle: note the pale forearm. This tiny bat only weighs as much as a Canadian one dollar coin.
Bat Photo Gallery I
Silver-haired Bat: note pudgy face and well rounded ears.
Silver-haired Bat: note dark pelage and silver "cape".
Little Brown Bat: note long pointed ears and narrow snout. The "thumb" is apparent in this photo.
Hoary Bat: note distinct black edging to ears and grizzled fur.
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