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Struck out: Fatal fungus could kill off U.S. Northeast's little brown bats in 20 years

I recently came home from a two-week workshop in remote Vermont, where I was pleased to hear of my fellow students' encounters there with bats. Several of the animals kept sneaking into one of the local hotels, and one curled up in a classmate's hair for a few minutes' nap.Although most people (including the guy with the bat-attracting hair) are scared of these flying mammals, I saw the silver lining in these stories...

August 17, 2010 — John Platt

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