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Bats: Nature’s flying bug zappers

Bats: Nature’s flying bug zappers

(Published in the Gettysburg Times, 11/15/2013) Click thumbnail for larger picture Bats are cool. They hibernate in winter, and in warmer months pump their leathery wings in pursuit of tons of, to me, bothersome bugs. Without bats, I’d miss out on the entertainment of the little critters flapping around the vacant lot next door, and instead spend my evening outdoor time swatting mosquitoes, masking the scent of forest with the aroma of citronella. In one place I lived, a decade…

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