Den (dewhitton) wrote in bats,

Lesser long-eared bat

I have a lesser long-eared bat in care! She is in for a few days of R&R then I'll let her go when I'm sure there is nothing wrong with her.

Note the gloves! This species is a confirmed carrier of lyssavirus - one LLEB was found with it, but no others so far. Even so, you have to be careful.

She doesn't like being handled.
Lesser Long-Eared Bat

Not frothing at the mouth, just finishing off worm guts.
Lesser Long-Eared Bat

Ear close-up. The ears are curled when at rest. In flight, they are spread out wide and are quite long.
Lesser Long-Eared Bat
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