My biggest surprise of the day! I didn't even see it against the mud until I stepped too close and it hissed/squealed at me. I'm guessing it somehow ended up in the pond and managed to swim to shore, but then it ended up exhausted and unable to go any farther.
between barn and silo under porch
Found by L. Ries (NPS) using acoustic detection.
Echolocation technology by the St-Lawrence River Institute
Large bat with big ears and a light colored chin.. ~8inch wingspan +? came in the house and flew around and hung out for a while. We had left the door open for the dogs to come and go for a bit.
The big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) is native to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and extreme northern South America.