Bat disease not found in Crook County


July 18, 2019

Annual testing for white-nose syndrome, which decimated the population of northern long-eared bats across the nation a few years ago and caused it to be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 2014, has found no trace of the disease in Crook County.

Wyoming Game & Fish has been monitoring for the presence of white-nose syndrome since the bat was classified as threatened. To do this, Game & Fish, along with other agencies, swab the bats annually for early detection of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which causes the disease that kills bats during hibernat...

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