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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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43 Comments (1–25)

dandoucette 5 years ago

Look at those ears! Wild!

YurianaMartínez 6 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 6 years ago

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

Arun 6 years ago

Congratulations !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago


JohnTasirin 6 years ago


travellingchez 6 years ago

What an unusual looking bat. Great spotting.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

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

LeanneGardner 6 years ago

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

LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Lovely and well deserved SOTW!!!

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

PaulBennett 6 years ago

WoW!, Great Spotting, Fabulous Picture.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTW!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 6 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations on this wonderful recognition from National Geographic.

fightwns 6 years ago

Thank you, everyone :D

Congratulations Holly !

KarenL 6 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 6 years ago

So cute:D Great photo!

Wonderful !

MayraSpringmann 6 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 6 years ago

Congrats fightwns on spotting of the week :)

LarryGraziano 6 years ago


ElizMcP 6 years ago

Happy story!! Good job "converting" people!

New Mexico, USA

Lat: 35.24, Long: -106.61

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

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