White nose syndrome in Maine

Bat survey in Maine cave.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received laboratory results confirming that white nose syndrome, a disease of bats, has been found in two sites in Oxford County. While the nearby states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire were among the first to report white nose syndrome in bats, until this winter, Maine bats had not tested positive for the syndrome.

The sites were white nose syndrome was found are two of only a few bat hibernation sites in the state.

For more information, read the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife press release. Also, this story from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Photo credit: Jonathan Mays, Wildlife Biologist, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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