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Hibernating little brown bat

2017 (approx.)

Detailed Description

little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) with white-nose syndrome hibernating in a Virginia cave during late spring of 2016. Patches of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome can be seen growing out of the skin (white areas) near the nose and across the folded wing skin of this bat.  Spherical drops of water condensation coat the bat's outer fur, a normal condition that illustrates the cold and humid air bats need to successfully hibernate.  


Public Domain.