- This is a detail photograph of a Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
. The Big Brown is a common bat involved in nuisance wildlife removal, because like
the Little Brown Bat, it's a colonizing mammal that likes to live in buildings. It looks fairly similar to the Little Brown Bat, except it's ...bigger. It has a
wingspan of maybe 10 inches and it weighs 5/8 oz, which while small, is quite a bit larger than your average colonizing bat.
I don't deal with Big Brown Bats here in
Florida. I deal with the Freetails and the Evening Bats. The Big Brown is more common up north. This photo was sent to me by my friend Sean, who operates his
own wildlife removal business in Seattle. It's a high quality picture, so I'm posting it here.
Even though I don't personally deal with Big Brown Bats, it's my
understanding that the colony sizes are generally smaller than those of other species. A colony might consist of ten to twenty members, whereas the Little Browns or
Freetails can form colonies of thousands of members.
Regardless of colony size, the behavior is the same. They form maternity colonies of females, they give birth
to young in the summer, they leave their roost at night to catch insects on the wing, and sleep during the day. They are controlled via exclusion methods - one-way
removal devices that let them fly out but not fly back in. They are valuable creatures that should not be killed.
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