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Exploradio - The march of the bat killer
A quiet killer is stalking bats in Ohio.  Biologists are in a race against time in the fight against white nose syndrome.
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR
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The telltale sign of a killer disease. White nose syndrome is a form of fungus that attacks hibernating bats. Experts estimate it has killed 5.7 - 6.7 million bats in the past 4 years.
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Wildlife biologists in Ohio are poking around caves and abandoned mines this month to count hibernating bats.  A recent national bat conference detailed the spread of a killer disease wiping out bats in the Northeast saying nearly 7 million animals have died from white nose syndrome. 

In this week’s Exporadio we speak with Ann Froschauer from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  She’s on the front-lines of the battle for the bats.

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