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A Virginia Tech student holding a Hoary bat captured in a mist net.

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Hoary bats get their name from their long, dense fur with white tips that give them a frosted or “hoary” appearance.  Hoary bats are a rare treat in researcher’s mist-nets due to their propensity for high altitude flight. In this picture a VaTech student is holding a Hoary batcaptured in a mist net during the summer of 2017 at Prince William Forest Park in eastern VA as a part of her PhD research at Marine Corps Base Quantico and Prince William Forest Park. 


Image courtesy of Virginia Tech.