VT Fish & Wildlife Dept Seeks Bats

May 3, 2012

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Got Bats? The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) is seeking information on summer bat colonies in your area. Vermont’s cave-bat species continue to struggle due to the deadly effects of White-Nose Syndrome. As a result, the little brown bat is now endangered in Vermont. The VFWD is studying the survival of little brown bats that hibernate in Plymouth and is trying to locate nearby summer maternity colonies of bat. Little brown bats prefer to raise their young in warm attic and barn spaces over the summer. If you live in Plymouth or surrounding towns and have bats roosting at your residence, please contact Alyssa Bennett at the Rutland regional office at 802-786-0098, or alyssa.bennett@state.vt.us. This information will be very helpful to the Department as it studies ways to save the little brown bat.


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Sherry rafferty July 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

My dogs were also playing with a bat. The bat has a hole in it’s wing and will soon die. I put it up high so the dogs can no longer reach it. I do not know what else to do. We have bats living in the roof and my husband counted 13.
Thank you,
Sherry rafferty

Robin Butler July 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Hi Alyssa, you were here last year. we had a colony of 128 bats both small browns and large brown bats, you communicated thru Sally Reed (ionronrote@yahoo.com).It is exciting that bats have returned, we haven’t watched and gotten any counts yet but we will try tonight if the weather permitts Our neighbor has an injured little bat, their dog found it and was playing with it. i have a pictures of it that i took with my cell phone. i gave Tina and Ronnie Russ (our neighbors) your contact information. sorry they just informed me that it died. i am still going to send you the pictures in an email, i asked them not to dispose of its body yet in case you need it for any kind of testing.

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