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Gray Bat

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You can find the Gray Bat hanging in caves located near and around lakes, rivers and streams. This lightweight mammal eats insects as food.
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Latin Name: Myotis grisescens Conservation Status: Endangered
Distribution: Southern USA Average Wingspan: 11"
Average Weight: 11 g
The Gray Bat eats insects, hunting for them at night, while sleeping in caves during the daylight hours. A Gray Bat colony will travel up to about 14 km away from their 'home' cave in search of food. They Gray Bat is an endangered species, and is currently localized in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.

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