Why Do Bats Fly at Night?
The bat thought it was the luckiest animal on earth because it is the only mammal that can really fly. Unlike the flying squirrel that can only jump very far, the bat has proper wings and can fly even faster and higher than some birds. The bat also felt lucky because it has teeth that allow it to bite and chew like mammals. A long time ago, there was a war between the animals that could fly and those that lived on land. The land animals were angry because large birds like the eagle were swooping down from the sky to pick up their little ones.
The birds were also angry because their young ones were not safe from animals like wolves which preyed on them. Instead of both sides coming together and trying to settle their differences, they decided to go to war.
Bat could not decide which side to join. So, it waited to see which side was going to win. At first, it looked like the birds would win the war, so bat joined them. Unfortunately for the birds, they started losing soon after the bat joined them. The bat immediately abandoned them and joined the land animals, but soon they started losing, so the bat switched again. The bat kept switching sides. The battle lasted for many days without either side winning. Finally, the two sides decided to end the war after doing what they should have done in the first instance. They had a long meeting and ironed out their differences. At the end of the peace talk, the land animals and the animals in the air decided to banish the bat because both sides had noticed how he kept switching sides. They agreed that neither side could trust the bat. From that day, the bat hides in dark places like caves where other land animals and birds can’t easily find it during the day, and it flies at night when most other animals are asleep to avoid them.