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Connecticut's Endangered Bats Are Vanishing

Connecticut's Endangered Bats Are Vanishing

Less than a decade ago, multitudes of northern long-eared bats flew around Connecticut and gobbled up insects. "They were so common that we didn't pay much attention to them," said Jenny Dickson, a state wildlife biologist. Today, the long-ears are gone from our state's skies, victims of a devastating plague that has ravaged bat populations across the northeast. "It's a species now that we just can't find," Dickson said. Connecticut environmental experts are so concerned about the long-eared bat, and four other bat species native to this state, that they are now recommending these creatures be listed as "endangered" and deserving of...

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