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Big Brown Bat

Eptesicus fuscus


First year male big brown bat


Urban/suburban residential areas


This severely dehydrated bat was found inside a building. In winter, bats sometimes find themselves inside buildings when they attempt to move to better hibernation locations. This young bat became trapped in a trash can. From it's appearance and health status, it was trapped for some time. It is under care and should make a full recovery. 2nd photo is from 1/28/14 after a week of hydration, medication, and proper nutrition.

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Marshall2 6 years ago


Lucy Myotis
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Lucy Myotis

Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.84, Long: -77.29

Spotted on Jan 22, 2014
Submitted on Jan 22, 2014

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