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  • French
    • sérotine brune
    • grande chauve-souris brune
  • Scientific Names
    • Eptesicus fuscus
  • Spanish
    • Murciélago-moreno norteamericano
  • English
    • Big Brown Bat
  • Yuto Nahua
    • sopichí

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Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus

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jwhittle

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June 30, 2015 10:50 PM EDT

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arturo3

Date

June 2, 2015

Place

Xalapa (Google, OSM)

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jmarchal

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June 18, 2015 12:33 AM EDT

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justin_guyer

Date

June 22, 2015

Description

I went on a bug run earlier today and when I walked out of the store with my full cricket container I heard a woman screaming just up the street. I thought that maybe she had a snake or something so I walked over there with my cricket container in hand. I got there and she's hollering "It's a bat! Kill it! Kill it!" I said "There's no need for that." I look down and see a small brown bat on the sidewalk that as far as I could tell was unharmed. I explained that bats are voracious mosquito eaters and a benefit to have around. She calmed down and asked me why it wasn't flying. I told her that bats can't take off from the ground. I was able to get the bat to grab hold of my cricket container. One of the better ideas I've had in a while. So I never touched it or came close to getting bit. While trying to coax the bat on to a tree, it took off in flight up in to a different tree. First time I've ever seen a bat flying in broad daylight.

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jwhittle

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June 20, 2013 09:31 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus

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rjadams55

Date

June 18, 2015

Description

This bat was roosting in the cupboard of an open shed on our property (I have no explanation for the apparent blood stains above it). It was identified by its large size (for a bat) uniform coloration, small ears, and tail completely enclosed by its interfemoral membrane.

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mperdicas

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June 18, 2015 01:14 AM EDT

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Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus

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regalis

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June 13, 2015 09:35 PM EDT

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Multiple confirmations of different individuals

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charlesfowler

Date

June 13, 2015 09:32 PM EDT

Description

Eight - one pregnant, one lactating

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jwhittle

Date

June 9, 2015 10:24 PM EDT

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Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus

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jnelson

Date

June 9, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Large bat, wingspan estimated at 12 inches. Very vocal and loud.

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jwhittle

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June 8, 2015 09:49 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) is native to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and extreme northern South America.

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