evening bat, Nycticeius humeralis (3)

photo: David Arbour

Habitat: midwestern and eastern United States as well as northeastern Mexico
Status: Least Concern

Look at EET! It’s a cute and tiny Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis) that only weighs between 7-15 grams!

During the summer, these furry little mammals commonly roost in tree cavities and can occasionally be found in man-made structures as well. Colonies in trees are generally small but groups have been recorded as having up to 1,000 members, especially when found in buildings.

I guess if you’re going to have a bat infestation you might as well have these cuties be the ones squatting.

Do you think this Evening Bat was the inspiration for this photo?