NEW SCOTLAND — In 2007, bats started dying due to white-nose syndrome — a disease first verified at Hailes Cave in Thacher Park.
A deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain and spinal cord, rabies came to America in the 1700s when European settlers brought their dogs.
A common saw on the worth of bats is human-centric: They eat bugs.
A bat, in a single night, will eat half of its weight in insects — not just the mosquitoes that plague us but all manner of night flyers, like moths and beetles.
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