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Seminole Bat Lasiurus seminolus


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Seminole Bat
credit: corey.raimond/CCSA

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Family: Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionid Bats view all from this family

Description Similar to female Eastern Red Bats, this species has broadly rounded ears, long pointed wings, and a densely furred interfemoral membrane. Forearm 37-43mm.

Dimensions 89-114mm, 35-50mm, 9-14g

Warning Bats are susceptible to rabies, a serious viral disease that results in death if untreated. Rabid bats rarely attack humans or other animals, but bats found lying on the ground may be rabid. Never touch or pick up any bat. Stay away from any animal that seems to be acting strangely and report it to animal-control officers. If you are bitten by a possibly rabid animal, you must immediately consult a doctor for a series of injections; there is no cure once symptoms emerge.

Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Forests & woodlands

Range Southeast, Florida, Texas

Discussion Favors Spanish moss as a day roost.