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

A VaTech student is holding a Hoary bat captured in a mist net during the summer of 2017 at Prince William Forest Park in VA.

Detailed Description

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. 

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Image Dimensions: 623 x 416

Location Taken: US