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The Bats Are Back In Town

Many species of bats are migrating back to California after spending the winter further south. They are surprisingly diverse creatures given their blood sucking reputation. They live in old tree hollows, palm trees, buildings or barns, and underneath bridges or caves in colonies of up to 20 million or more. Bat Specialist Rachel Long says there are 26 species of bats in California. In this story, she dispels some myths about bats and reveals insights into their mysterious world. 

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Pallid bat with cricket