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Northern Long Ear Bat

Myotis septentrionalis


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




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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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 8 years ago

What happened to it?

Lucy Myotis
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Lucy Myotis

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

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

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