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Re(1): First bat sighting


Aaron, did you get any photos of the bat? Bob Bowles had two reports of people finding a bat about two weeks ago (Simcoe County) and they were both Big Brown Bat. One was taken to Shades Of Hope Rehab Centre...apparently they already had 30 more brought in this winter, which they had been taking care of for about three weeks. Bob had another recent report of a bat, but no details as to the species. If the bat shows up again, Bob suggests taking it to a rehab centre since it probably wouldn’t make it through the winter weather. I found a few articles online which point to white nose syndrome as the potential culprit in causing bats to come out of hibernation too early.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/little-brown-myotis
https://batwatch.ca/content/white-nose-syndrome

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