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Eptesicus fuscus

BIG BROWN BAT

Florida native

 

The big brown bat is found throughout most of the United States and into Canada but is considered rare in Florida. The adults weigh from 15-20 grams (less than an ounce) with a wingspan of 13-16 inches and can fly at speeds up to 40 mph making it one of the fastest bat species.
Never touch a bat. If you find a bat on the ground contact a local wildlife rehabilitatior. You can find a listing at www.batworld.org.

 
Eptesicus fuscus is a member of the Vespertilionidae - Evening & Vesper bats family.
 


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For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Florida Bat Conservancy page for this species

Date record last modified:
Oct 30, 2012









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