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Bat; Valdosta, Georgia, USA

There is a colony of bats in the attic of the apartment building where I live and occasionally one will find its way into my apartment. This one is from 3 July 2007 at 11:55pm.

This one landed on a wisk broom. I put the wisk broom into a plastic bucket. I have learned that bats cannot take-off straight up, so if you get one into a bucket, it is trapped. And I carried the bucket out into the back yard. Then I dumped the bat out onto a wooden stool and photographed it. I poked the bat in the ass to try to get him to take-off, but it just irritated him, so I took the above photo. The bat finally flew away.


I think the species is a Evening Bat Nycticeius humeralis. Based on the website

The website says that Evening Bats migrate and the bats in the attic do appear to migrate.


The location is Valdosta, Georgia (USA) which is in the center of extreme south Georgia.


I would appreciate if anyone could confirm or correct my identification.


Bat is a little more than two inches from nose to "tail".


Photo taken with 100mm lens on Petri FT-1000. Sensia film.


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Taken on July 3, 2007