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  •  Thanks for the bat photos and description (16+ / 0-)

    I think that the little brown bat is the only bat species I have seen in the thumb of Michigan. When we moved back to the country where we live now we have seen very few bats (15 years).  Maybe we are looking in the wrong places.  We have a neighbor with a bat house that has never had any bats.  This doesn't seem to be a recent change.

    However, where we used to live in more of a city setting, we had a lot of bats, including one or two a year that got into the house (1859).  The cats would always alert us to their presence and I became very adept at moving them back outside with my "bat catcher" ( ~12" x ~18" cardboard box duct taped to an old sponge mop; using the handle you place the box over the bat when it lands on the wall; slip a piece of larger cardboard between the box and the wall; and holding the two pieces together take the "catcher" outside and let the bat go.)

    I was especially taken by the photo of the four "bachelor" bats next to each other. I took the image and rotated it 180 degrees and they appear to be four (male) characters standing there with capes on.  They look kind of like gremlins or characters from star wars. I didn't include the image here since it is not mine.

    The plural of anecdote is NOT data

    by Dr Arcadia on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 09:12:33 AM PDT

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