Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
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Save the bats!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking people to avoid caves until the white-nose syndrome plaguing bats in the Northeast can be controlled.  The fungus that causes it attacks bats while they hibernate and depletes them of fat reserves, forcing them to wake up early and find food that is very scarce, starving many.  Officials think that cave visitors may be transporting the fungus on their clothes from cave to cave, spreading the disease.
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