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Bat migrates 400 miles from Penn to KY

posted Feb 20, 2015, 7:14 PM by Al Schema   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 7:46 PM ]


An Indiana bat tagged from a maternity colony in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2013 was identified in a hibernaculum survey this week in Bat Cave, Kentucky - a migration of over 400 miles! Experts say this is the longest documented Indiana bat migration to date. You can see her with the yellow tag in this photo by James Kiser / Daniel Boone National Forest

So those seemingly long jumps in the spread of WNS cannot automatically blamed on cavers. Now when do the scientific studies come on how many bats move by hitching  rides via container/cruise ships from other countries, rail and road freight from within North America.