WNS Identified at Six Sites in Pennsylvania
“We continue to receive information from local residents, as well as landowners with caves and old mine entrances on their properties,” said
“However, we don’t want people to go out of their way by going in caves or mines or underground. Also, do not handle bats — dead or alive — and keep children and pets away from grounded bats. Even though there currently are no known human health implications associated with WNS, the Game Commission would prefer people not handle any bats; we’ll take care of all of that. We just need residents to let us know if they find dead or dying bats.”
There are two quick and easy ways to report sick-acting or dead bats this winter. The first is by calling the nearest Game Commission region office. The second is by using the Game Commission’s “Report Sick Bats” form that can be accessed in the left-hand column of the agency’s homepage (www.pgc.state.pa.us).
One of the landowners who the agency is working with is The Nature Conservancy, which owns the property on which
“Since WNS now has been identified in
For more information, please see the Game Commission’s “Report Sick Bats” page in the left-hand column of the agency’s homepage (www.pgc.state.pa.us).
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission