Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

January 21, 2012

Millions Of Dead Bats Is Very Bad News

If you are one of those people who fear Bats because of the stereotype that they inherited from scary old movies, think about this number: 4,500.
That is the number of insects that a Bat can eat every day.
Now imagine that one day very soon, all of the Bats just disappear.
There are going to be lots and lots of bugs just waiting to chew on you.
Like the Everglades in August, is what the U.S. could face without our very best bug controller around to protect us anymore.
Bats are wonderful, efficient little creatures who do so much good for us and we had better figure out how to stop this disease before we lose them.
The Grey Bat
In Florida we have the Gray Bat, which was already Endangered.
Right now, Bat Deaths number over 5.5 million from White-Nose Syndrome and if help for them doesn't come soon, we may all feel like we are living in the tropics.

Want to help Save Our Bats?
Click on me to learn more at Biological Diversity.
Bat Deaths, a Catastrophe In the Making

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