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Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

obnoxious_osprey

Date

March 2021

Description

This is a feral cat (proven wild, FWC says she's part of a 30+ clowder here in Treasure Island.)

A few weeks ago, 3 got eaten by coyotes. They've tried to trap them and have gotten 10 (yeah there were 40). She follows me everywhere, even though I have never fed her. Occasionally I will leave out water.

The best part about it is every morning when I get up, she's waiting by the pool, meowing.

The lizard is fine, once she saw me, she let the lizard go.

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What

Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Observer

williamdeml

Date

December 17, 2002 10:30 PM EST

Description

I found this bat dead in a parking garage one night, left on the ground where someone had apparently stepped on it and killed it. I've no way to know whether it was discovered on the ground, or was temporarily roosting in the structure and was deliberately dislodged and stomped on.

I took it into the hospital (where I worked at the time) in a bag and, yes, X-Rayed it. Three cheers for the resourceful Radiological Technician who made a good exposure on the first try!

So, as I knew at the time (I had already done a lot of work with bats with the National Speleological Society), this turned out to be an adult Mexican Free-tailed Bat, very common on the campus of the University of Florida (they roosted in large numbers in several buildings on campus at that time).

The X-Ray film shows evidence of multiple traumas: L.(left) humeral and ulnar fractures, a proximal R. femur fx., multiple L. rib and scapular fx's, and most visibly, a displaced compound spiral fracture of the R. humerus. The skull is, well, pretty dis-integrated one might say. [I'd love to show this again to a proper Radiologist to find out what else might be deduced.]

Interestingly, and especially for identification purposes, one can just barely make out, even in this poor copy, the faint ghost of a shadow of the very distinctive broad overhead ears, the nose, and most importantly, the webbing of skin that extends only halfway down the tail - the defining feature of this family of bats, the Molossidae, commonly known as "free-tail" bats. Molossids have a distinctive musky smell that I am also very familiar with, but that doesn't register on X-Rays of course.

I still have the original X-Ray film, but the image is badly deteriorating. I can however make measurements from it. X-Rays like this are contact prints, so are close to life size; but are generally slightly larger than the subject because of the projection geometry of the source, subject, and film. The X-Ray machine was close, perhaps only 2/3 of a meter away. Be that as it may, I measure the forearm length, directly on the film, to be 43mm., so this is a large individual, slightly magnified on film.

So - a free-tailed bat with a forearm length around, say, ~40-41mm., in Gainesville, Florida.
Easy to identify, even from an X-Ray!

Curiously, while this is the same species that, out West, roosts colonially in caves by the milions, in Florida it roosts mostly in man-made structures. This seems to be because Florida limestone caves, while numerous, tend toward the small and torturous - too hazerdous for this high speed flyer to negotiate. Large colonies of bats in north Florida caves I believe are mostly made up of the slower flying and more maneuverable Myotis austroriparious, the Southestern (mouse-eared) Bat.

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What

Eastern Heath (Erica spiculifolia)

Observer

jakob

Date

August 7, 2022 02:36 PM EEST

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What

European Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus)

Observer

gnormand

Date

October 2009

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What

Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)

Observer

mishko

Date

August 18, 2022 02:32 PM KST

Description

Severa Vespa mandarinia were preparing to attack a paper wasp nest as they completed nest construction under a tree root (Corrected description)

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Observer

holger_heye

Date

April 12, 2022 08:16 AM +04

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What

Large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus)

Observer

mdkayes

Date

October 2019

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What

Brown House Snake (Boaedon fuliginosus)

Observer

bnchapple

Date

July 10, 2022 11:33 AM EAT

Description

Jaika Cave

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What

Water Frogs (Genus Pelophylax)

Observer

ceffx

Date

June 21, 2022 03:18 PM CEST

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What

Lesser False Vampire Bat (Megaderma spasma)

Observer

malsha_bandara

Date

November 3, 2021 03:07 PM +0530

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What

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Observer

muir

Date

June 18, 2022 12:11 PM AKDT

Place

Katmai NP (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Observer

jakob

Date

June 6, 2022 05:11 PM CEST

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What

Common Noctule (Nyctalus noctula)

Observer

mikedrebet

Date

October 3, 2020

Description

migration of 2000-2500 individuals in the Dniester river valley (Podilski Tovtry national park)

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What

Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus migrans ssp. parasitus)

Observer

entomor

Date

February 8, 2018 03:07 PM CAT

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What

White-throated Monitor (Varanus albigularis ssp. albigularis)

Observer

iawmacdonald

Date

December 21, 2016 09:28 AM HST

Description

Rock Monitor apparently living in a termite mound ventilation shaft in the middle of a dirt road.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 11, 2017 07:50 AM EDT

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What

Atlantic Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus ssp. atlantica)

Observer

jakob

Date

January 2022

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What

Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum)

Observer

jakob

Date

July 15, 2018 02:17 PM CEST

Description

Nesting on a ferry going daily for 33 km up and down the Drin Valley (2:30 hours one-way).

The swallows are breeding in the vehicle area on the lower deck, which is open on both sides.

Apparently, the parents are shuttling back and forth with the ferry, and feeding their chicks during the trip.

See also
www.inaturalist.org/observations/14568369
www.inaturalist.org/observations/14568372

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What

Velvety Free-tailed Bat (Molossus molossus)

Observer

leo496

Date

April 9, 2022 07:12 PM -03

Description

Pelagem branca

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What

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Observer

jakob

Date

December 25, 2021 03:21 PM CET

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What

Eurasian Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus)

Observer

sven_gippner

Date

November 10, 2021 04:52 PM CET

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Observer

slebris

Date

March 19, 2022 11:21 AM CET

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What

Vespertilionoid Bats (Superfamily Vespertilionoidea)

Observer

zdufran

Date

June 8, 2007 01:51 PM CDT

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What

Peter's Disk-winged Bat (Thyroptera discifera)

Date

February 20, 2022 06:07 PM UTC

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What

Grey-headed Flying-Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

Observer

elizabeth1672

Date

January 2022

Description

This was taken at a large bat camp in Parramatta Park NSW.

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What

Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Observer

jakob

Date

January 10, 2018 02:32 PM CET

Place

Hinterhof (Google, OSM)

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What

Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Observer

jakob

Date

March 28, 2016 12:59 PM CEST

Place

Hinterhof (Google, OSM)

Description

Very strange: we didn't see any squirrels for weeks, and now at least one is showing up daily.

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What

Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

Observer

dbishop

Date

February 10, 2022 01:26 PM EST

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What

Scarce Wormwood (Cucullia artemisiae)

Observer

stella_miel

Date

August 21, 2020 05:38 PM CEST

Description

on Artemisia vulgaris

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What

Longleg Bolas Spider (Cladomelea longipes)

Observer

tinusodendaal

Date

June 17, 2020 08:39 PM CEST

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What

Lesser Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi)

Observer

kenharris

Date

February 26, 2000 07:28 AM AEDT

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Date

November 15, 2020 10:59 AM CET

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What

Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

Observer

martingrimm

Date

December 4, 2021 02:45 PM CET

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What

Garceta Grande (Ardea alba)

Observer

jakob

Date

February 14, 2021 04:51 PM CET

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What

African Dragon Tree (Pleomele arborea)

Observer

luisceriaco

Date

December 1, 2021 10:09 AM WET

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What

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

oddb

Date

March 3, 2021 04:25 PM CET

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Observer

butati

Date

October 1, 2021 05:21 PM UTC

Description

Leaf-mimic Katydid

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What

Eternal Light (Mycena luxaeterna)

Observer

nortonsantos

Date

January 2021

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What

Grey-headed Flying-Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

Observer

pamwhetnall

Date

October 2021

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What

Spix's Disk-winged Bat (Thyroptera tricolor)

Observer

lucascj

Date

July 19, 2021 12:00 PM -04

Description

Capturado em rede de neblina as 12PM

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What

Short-nosed Fruit Bats (Genus Cynopterus)

Observer

tiwaongin

Date

January 15, 2014 07:56 AM UTC

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Observer

gernotkunz

Date

August 13, 2010 10:38 PM CEST

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What

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

Observer

ceffx

Date

August 22, 2021 01:40 PM CEST

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Observer

jakob

Date

September 16, 2017 01:24 PM SAST
Fungi

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What

Hongos (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

bartwursten

Date

January 8, 2013 12:28 PM CET

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What

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Observer

yonnix

Date

August 25, 2021 07:14 AM UTC

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What

Flat-faced Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus planirostris)

Observer

thomazcallado

Date

September 5, 2021 07:01 PM -03

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Observer

scottking

Date

September 11, 2017 01:52 PM CDT

Description

Flat-footed Spider Wasp
with Dolomedes tenebrosa
Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, Minnesota

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What

Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus ssp. rosmarus)

Observer

petekeevill

Date

July 2021

Place

Missing Location

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What

Lesser Dawn Bat (Eonycteris spelaea)

Observer

hazel_oakley

Date

February 9, 2021 11:40 PM +08

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What

Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

Observer

jakob

Date

July 11, 2021 02:06 PM CEST

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What

Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

Observer

ncscienceteacher

Date

July 10, 2021 11:17 AM UTC

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What

Lesser Silver Water Beetle (Hydrochara caraboides)

Observer

flyber

Date

July 4, 2021 12:55 PM CEST

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Observer

eija76

Date

July 3, 2017 10:05 PM +03

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Observer

berndtherat

Date

June 1, 2021 05:43 PM CEST

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What

Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa)

Observer

martingrimm

Date

June 3, 2021 01:25 PM CEST

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What

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Date

May 13, 2021 02:41 PM EDT

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What

Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

gmmarques

Date

January 7, 2014 05:24 PM UTC

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Observer

muir

Date

May 27, 2021 07:54 AM AKDT

Description

Is this life itself, or the markings that life left behind?

Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

Observer

gmmarques

Date

March 11, 2011 08:44 AM UTC

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What

Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)

Observer

daviddiller1

Date

January 30, 2013 10:05 AM +07

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What

Roman Snail (Helix pomatia)

Observer

walterwimmer

Date

May 8, 2021 11:56 AM CEST

Description

Das rechte Tier ist linksgewunden, Schneckenkönig.
Entdeckt von Anna-Lena Gieselmann und Nicolas Handke.

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What

Little Red Flying Fox (Pteropus scapulatus)

Observer

ethan241

Date

May 4, 2021 01:38 PM UTC

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What

Northern Lesser Galago (Galago senegalensis)

Observer

mathiasdhaen

Date

April 12, 2021 11:09 PM CEST

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What

Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto)

Observer

maasha

Date

January 12, 2008 06:17 AM CET

Description

We ventured to Indooroopilly Island, where there is a huge colony of fruit bat counting several hundred thousand bats this time of year. You can wade across to the island at low tide - which was at 5.32 AM - from the golf grounds at Indooroopilly Golf Club, however, the going is tough with black stinking mangroove mud, dense mangroove, heaps of spider webs and a plethora of mosquitos. We finally made it there, but it was hard to move around without disturbing the bats. Well, one good thing about disturbing the bats was the opportunity to catch a few shots of bats in flight.

Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteropus_alecto

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indooroopilly_Island

Australia, Queensland, Brisbane, Indooroopilly Island.

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What

Long-tongued Bats (Genus Glossophaga)

Observer

ericvandenberghe

Date

October 4, 2013 03:14 PM HST

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What

Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

Observer

samantha914

Date

March 10, 2021 04:16 PM EST

Description

Cute little brown guy sleeping!

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What

Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum)

Observer

cesarlopezch

Date

March 5, 2021 10:30 PM CST

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What

Prionine Beetles (Subfamily Prioninae)

Observer

p_n

Date

September 12, 2015 12:42 PM UTC

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Observer

patrick_davis

Date

November 2020

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What

Epauletted Fruit Bats (Genus Epomophorus)

Observer

svetlanakhanty

Date

March 4, 2021 02:26 PM +05

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What

Double-scaled Chameleon (Chamaeleo anchietae)

Observer

thomasnicolon

Date

January 25, 2020 06:15 PM CET

Description

In situ. Was crossing the road.

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What

Ogre-faced Spiders (Genus Deinopis)

Observer

b_akeret

Date

July 22, 2012 10:55 PM CEST

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What

Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Observer

ricknirschl

Date

March 14, 2015 08:50 PM EDT

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What

Green Sawfish (Pristis zijsron)

Observer

ma1478

Date

March 2018

Place

Missing Location

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What

Mediterranean Dealfish (Trachipterus trachypterus)

Observer

jonaspottier

Date

April 13, 2006

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What

Dragon's Football (Amorphophallus dracontioides)

Observer

bahleman

Date

January 30, 2021 06:17 PM CET

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What

Spotted Rubber Frog (Phrynomantis affinis)

Observer

rfoquet

Date

January 27, 2021 06:50 PM EET

Description

SVL 75 mm

Sound of this species up to now not yet recorded, according to Channing and Rödel (2019)

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Observer

rogerioferreira

Date

January 2021

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What

Long-eared Jerboa (Euchoreutes naso)

Observer

seasav

Date

August 20, 2013 12:00 AM EAT

Description

Location approximate

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What

Long-eared Jerboa (Euchoreutes naso)

Date

June 20, 2020 11:56 PM CST

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What

Mouse-eared Bats (Genus Myotis)

Observer

sidb

Date

August 17, 2020 07:18 PM EDT

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What

Purple Pinwheel (Marasmius haematocephalus)

Observer

morten

Date

October 20, 2017 08:54 AM CEST

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What

African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro)

Observer

oddfeel

Date

January 18, 2021 05:04 PM CET

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What

Long-nosed Bats (Subfamily Glossophaginae)

Observer

rafael_albo

Date

April 1, 2019 02:15 PM -03

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

January 1, 2014

Description

Propellerbugs on grass


Body length about 3 - 3.5mm
Numerous individuals and pairs on the underside of Setaria megaphylla leaves in shaded forest understory. They jump when disturbed but I failed to encourage any of them to demonstrate that they can actually fly.
Antenna made up of a long, stout scape (basal segment) followed by a slightly shorter pedicel which terminates in a long bristle or flagellum. Long, thumb-like spur at end of hind tibia.

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What

False Bombardier Beetles (Genus Galerita)

Observer

desertbrooks

Date

November 20, 2019

Place

Jomoro (Google, OSM)

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Observer

careljongkind

Date

December 1, 2005 02:24 PM CET

Description

Butterfly eaten by fungi

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What

Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus)

Observer

dotun55

Date

December 25, 2020 06:38 PM CET

Place

Oyun River (Google, OSM)

Description

Feeding on insects at dusk

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Observer

gernotkunz

Date

August 27, 2010 02:27 PM CEST

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What

Northern Ghost Bat (Diclidurus albus)

Observer

jmole

Date

June 26, 2015 08:26 AM UTC

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What

Little Red Flying Fox (Pteropus scapulatus)

Observer

davidgwhite

Date

December 8, 2020 09:10 PM UTC

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What

Moose (Alces alces)

Observer

muir

Date

December 4, 2020 03:39 PM AKST

Description

"Check surroundings before backing up"

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Observer

hannes_oehm

Date

October 30, 2019 09:43 AM CET

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What

Mites (Subclass Acari)

Observer

hannes_oehm

Date

October 30, 2019 09:59 AM CET

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What

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala)

Observer

oebenin

Date

May 23, 2016 02:38 PM CET

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What

Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

Observer

selwynq

Date

November 29, 2020 11:52 AM PST

Description

Surprised to see this bat mid-morning at Sausal Pond. Looked to be catching insects and dipping into the pond for a drink.

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Observer

careljongkind

Date

February 9, 2012 03:54 PM CET