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Grey myotis bats mating

Grey myotis bats mating

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MERLIN D. TUTTLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MERLIN D. TUTTLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Grey myotis (Myotis grisescens) mating in a Tennessee cave. Males enfold mates with their wings and lick and grasp them by their necks. Females immediately enter hibernation after copulation, which can last up to 40 minutes.

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