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Pallid Bat

Antrozous pallidus


Our private wildlife management company was doing an exclusion for a homeowner. She had a bat enter her home and was absolutely terrified - wanted them gone as quickly as possible. We told her we can exclude the bats so they can no longer enter the house, but convinced her to leave the maternity colony safe and sound (you can actually hear them when standing in her foyer). She was so happy (and now informed about how wonderful bats are) that she even let us release this female right back onto her property.

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42 Comments (1–25)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Look at those ears! Wild!

YurianaMartínez 10 years ago

great pic and great story! The job of convincing people about conserving biodiversity and about not killing animals or plants just because they are scared are priorities.

AngeSylvestri 10 years ago

The Pallid Bat ears, teeth and all give me the goose bumps! Congratulations!!

Arun 10 years ago

Congratulations !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


JohnTasirin 10 years ago


travellingchez 10 years ago

What an unusual looking bat. Great spotting.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Magnificent spotting, and what an awesome story! Congratulations on Spotting of the Week. Even the bat is smiling. ;-)

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Such a lovely story. Well done & congrats on your SOTW!

LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Lovely and well deserved SOTW!!!

Great story,great spotting Fightwns,congrats on the SOTW,thanks for sharing

PaulBennett 10 years ago

WoW!, Great Spotting, Fabulous Picture.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTW!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 10 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations on this wonderful recognition from National Geographic.

fightwns 10 years ago

Thank you, everyone :D

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations Holly !

KarenL 10 years ago

Congratulations Holly, this little guy is creating quite a stir!

The Pallid bat is known for its large ears, which are almost half as long as the length of the bat has been chosen National Geographic Spotting of the Week.

Dina 10 years ago

So cute:D Great photo!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Wonderful !

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago


ChelseaTaylorHoenes 10 years ago

I would love a bat colony outside my house. They eat all the mosquitos and other nasty bugs. Also, they're awesome and very cute.

AshleyT 10 years ago

Congrats fightwns on spotting of the week :)

LarryGraziano 10 years ago


ElizMcP 10 years ago

Happy story!! Good job "converting" people!

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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