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Big Brown Bat

Eptesicus fuscus

Description:

This medium-sized bat ranges from 4 to 5 in (10–13 cm) in body length, with an 11- to 13-in (28- to 33-cm) wingspan, and weighs between 1/2 and 5/8 oz (14-16 g). The fur is moderately long and shiny brown. The wing membranes, ears, feet, and face are dark brown to blackish in color.

Habitat:

Roosting during the day in hollow trees, beneath loose tree bark, in the crevices of rocks, or in man-made structures such as attics, barns, old buildings, eaves, and window shutters.

Notes:

This little guy way in the Nature Center. We took it outside and put it on a tree. It roosted there all day.

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1 Comment

WO! That's cool!!

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2015
Submitted on May 23, 2015

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