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Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

Tadarida brasiliensis


A medium sized bat, tails extend more than one third beyond the tail membranes. Their fur is reddish to dark brown or gray in color. They have broad, black, forward pointing ears, and wrinkled lips. Most of these bats make an annual migration to south to Central America and Mexico during the winter.


Mexican free-tails prefer to roost in caves, but will also choose attics, under bridges, or in abandoned buildings.


My dad actually took these pictures because I didn't have my camera at the time...

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the new North American Bat Tracker mission at

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

The only bats I see are when I walk in the morning and they are much smaller. So there are larger ones around!

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Kissimmee, USA

Spotted on Dec 1, 2010
Submitted on Aug 7, 2011

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