Bats don’t slip from their sleeping roosts because they can lock their talons onto the branches where they sleep. The bats’ tendons are connected to their upper bodies, so when their weight falls into a sleeping position, the stretched tendon causes the talons to clamp onto a branch so the feet and legs can relax while the bat sleeps—hanging upside down.
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