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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Big brown bats are one of the more common bats of North America. If I were to describe their personality it might typically be along the lines of "angry pitbull". This is understandable since I often encounter them after they have been caught in a researcher's net. I'd be angry too. The occasional meal worm offering does not usually assuage their attitude.


But every once and a while you into a big brown bat that is actually kind of sweet. This is not uncommon in a lot of species of bats. Some personalities are just calm as cucumber, but not usually big brown bats.


This one was sweet, and a great flier.


big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)


big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)


big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)


big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) flying at night

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