Counting bats

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Counting bats

Postby Wayne Harrison » Feb 23, 2006 6:47 am

Counting bats

By Staci Matlock The New Mexican
February 23, 2006

Dressed in old clothes and wearing respirators , a small group of Pajarito Grotto cavers crawled into Feather Cave near Fort Stanton a couple of weeks ago.

They were looking for bats. The respirators were to avoid breathing in hyptoplasmosis, a fungus known to grow on bat guano at this particular cave

Exposure to hyptoplasmosis can cause severe health problems .

“This time, there were no bats,â€
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