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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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BIG BROWN BAT
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.
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Florida Bat Conservancy page for this species
Date record last modified:
Oct 30, 2012