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Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) discovered by sam (#2076)

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Observed: October 6, 2010 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: January 15, 2014 @ 11:02 PM (diff: 1197 days)
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*** NLNature.com note: the original point has been moved (“fuzzified”) to obfuscate the location of the cave for protection and conservation reasons ****

I took those pics in a natural cave under the long range mountains, about 1500 feet deep

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By Lessa on 1/28/2014 8:40:17 AM

That is a neat sighting! To my knowledge we don't know much about where bats in the province hibernate. 

By sam on 1/28/2014 5:02:08 PM

Thanks, Lessa. There are hundreds of bats there, I think thousands. I have more pics I took at the same time. We didn't explore all the cave, our lights were getting dim. Had only two lights left when we got out. I will post a few more soon. Sam

By Scott and Ally on 3/31/2015 9:31:14 PM

White-nose syndrome is devastating bats in Atlantic Canada. We need to avoid introducing this lethal fungus to NL bat populations.

http://www.cancaver.ca/bats/BatsWNS.htm
http://blog.healthywildlife.ca/category/white-nose-syndrome/

By sam on 4/5/2015 10:26:47 AM

Thanks, Scott and Ally, for your comments. Is there any sign of white nose syndrome in Nl?? I didn't notice any bats there in that cave that had a white nose. how is it spread? what causes it. ? oh yes, I tried to log on to the sites you mentioned, but wasn't successful. I will try again soon.

By Scott and Ally on 4/19/2015 11:49:38 AM

So far WNS has not been found in NL. There are a number of people working on detecting this in NL. Contact your local wildlife office if you ever see a dead bat or bats flying in the winter. White nose is thought to have been first introduced to North America in a tourist cave in Albany New York. It is spread naturally by bats migrating and through human introduction. Not sure if the full details on all vectors of transport are known. WNS is an infectious fungus that negatively affects hibernating bats. Over six million bats have been killed by this fungus in eastern North America since 2006. Scott

https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/news/north-american-bat-death-toll-exceeds-55-million-white-nose-syndrome

By sam on 4/20/2015 8:14:12 AM

THANKS, Scott, for the information. I visited the site you mentioned and realized that is one awful natural catastrophe. We don't need that epidemic here. Sam

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