Western red bat release

A gloved finger gently moves toward a small bat, lying wings folded on a gloved hand, prompting the bat to fly away.

Detailed Description

Like most wild animals, bats often don't appreciate being handled for research purposes. However when holding bats after handling and examination, they often appreciate the warmth and need a little push to go. This Western red bat (Lasiurus blossevillii) was captured during USGS WERC research to learn more about the ecology, distribution, and movement patterns of western bats. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 320 x 568

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Location Taken: US