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Little brown bats almost gone, not forgotten

Little brown bats almost gone, not forgotten

A single bat dips and weaves over Chautauqua Lake.

It is a remarkable sight. The creature makes such tight turns that it seems ungoverned by inertia. It flies low over the water, leaving a thin wake behind it as it picks bugs out of the air, making tiny corrections in its flight path based on where its echolocation indicates there’s an insect. It may eat half of its body weight tonight.