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39.6 x 26.4 cm ⏐ 15.6 x 10.4 in (300dpi)
MERLIN D. TUTTLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MERLIN D. TUTTLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) hibernating in a wall crevice in a Tennessee cave. Such roost choices help protect against extreme temperature fluctuations while allowing this species to roost just inside cave etrances where outside conditions can be monitored.
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