Question by  Pradesh (49)

Is it true that bats always exit a cave to the left?

I've heard that this is true, but I can't find the facts for sure. I need to know to help earn a Boy Scouts badge.


Answer by  Mystwatcher (55)

If you research it on the web, you won't find a sure answer. However, I can tell you for sure that bats use an echolocation mechanism. They emit a sound that bounces off of objects and walls and alerts them to where object are so that they can avoid them.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Bats usually exit left. Bats have an instinct to turn left due to when there are a lot of bats exiting a cave they want to avoid collisions.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

No, bats don't always exit caves to the left. They exit to the area where there is clear space. The left thing may be residual "left is evil" superstition.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

There is a study on bats in the Congo that showed they did a *one in/one out* method of exit/entrance and there was no left exit option.


Answer by  Anonymous

well see every animal evolves so you an never know if they only fly left out of a cave


Answer by  Anonymous

Beyonce- To the left to the left.

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