Study finds bats jam each other's sonar in 'aerial dogfights'

November 9, 2014 2:49 PM

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Study finds bats jam each other's sonar in 'aerial dogfights'

Bats don't mess around when it comes to food fights—they can prevent rivals from snagging prey by emitting a noise that essentially jams the other bat's sonar.

One researcher discovered the tactic for the first time among the Mexican free-tailed bat, which, like all bats, uses "echolocation" to find its food, reports National Geographic.

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