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Northern Long Ear Bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Description:

This bat was found outdoors well after it should have been in hibernation.

Habitat:

Unknown

Notes:

This species has been proposed for Federally Endangered status by US Fish and Wildlife species. Very little is known about its life history or seasonal activities.

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2 Comments

Lucy Myotis
Lucy Myotis 8 years ago

HI Lauren - we never know what happens to them before they get brought to us. We can make educated guesses, but they are just guesses. We think this guy may be a young bat that wasn't fat enough to go into hibernation and got caught outside after the insects had disappeared. Or he could have been evicted from a building where he was hibernating. Bat researchers are now speculating that Northern Long Ear bats may hibernate in buildings.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

What happened to it?

Lucy Myotis
Spotted by
Lucy Myotis

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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