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The only mammal to fly, black and gray, hangs upside down, uses echo location, makes clicking noise, bones of the wing like bones of a human hand, nocturnal, a phantom of the night, a shadow of the night, flying almost soundlessly into the cool night air, lives in a dark cave amongst the stalactites.

magmabuzz described this, October 27, 2013.
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The terrain was new to the bats but not all together different from their Mexican home. Hungry, their flattened spade-shaped noses soaked up the animal smells on the night wind.

found in “Nightwing”, authored by Martin Cruz Smith. hiccup added this, April 21, 2012.
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...the bow was within sight, the bats covering it like iron filings on a magnet. The chirping came from all directions.

found in “Leviathan”, authored by Scott Westerfeld. angela added this, April 15, 2012.
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The bats took off in a storm of wings, their small forms fluttering away into the dim twilight sky.

charlie described this, April 11, 2012.