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Hi, everybody,

I have a question about the word "course" in the context below. Fisrt, does "course" mean "the flight route followed by bats" ?
If it does, then does the phrase "go off course" mean "the bats leave their normal/regular flight route (course) "? Am I getting this in a right way?

Thanks a lot.


Now that the warmer weather and longer days are here, we aren't the only ones spending more time outdoors. This is an active time for bats as well. Migratory bats are now returning to the area, and young bats are starting to explore their environment. Young bats go off course, and this is when most people come into contact with them. Bats are a normal part of our environment and can even be a good thing. Bats help keep down the insect population, especially mosquitoes.
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Not exactly. Bats do not follow a pre-established course (except for some fruit-eating bats of the tropics), but they can fly into places in which they are not normally found-- like down your chimney. Go off course here means diverge from normal activity.
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Mister Micawber, thanks for your help ! I get it now !