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Southeastern Bat Blitz set in S.C. mountains Aug. 6-10

Rafinesque Bat

Bats belong to a diverse group of mammals, second to rodents in numbers of species. Rafinesque's big-eared bat, however, is among the least known of all bats in the eastern United States. As its name implies, Rafinesque’s big-eared bat is distinguishable from other bats in South Carolina by its large (3 cm or 1.25 inches) ears which, when laid back, are about half the length of the animal’s body. The ears are thin, have fur only along the edges, and are joined at the base across the bat’s forehead. Read more>>>

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