Once a war broke out between the birds and the beasts. Many battles were fought one after the other. If now the birds got the upper hand, the next time beasts were successful.
The bats played a very treacherous role in this war. They never threw their lot with either of the two sides. They followed the policy of swimming with the flowing tide. They sided with whichever side got the better of the other. Thus they were changing their loyalty from side to side.
Neither side paid any attention to the bats till the war lasted. But when it was over, the bats didn’t know which side to go. At first, they went to the birds. But they refused to own them as many birds had seen them fight for the beasts.
Again, the bats went to the beasts. But there also, they met with the same fate. The beasts refused to own them as many beasts had seen them fight for the birds.
So, the bats were left alone and they still continue to be so.