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By National Wind Watch It strikes them when they hibernate. A white fungus appears around their mouth, noses, ears and wings. It takes so much energy for the bat’s immune system to combat the infection, they use up their available fat stores. Some die in their roost; others fly hungry into the winter sky empty of insects upon which they need to feed and rebuild their energy. Since 2007, white-nose syndrome has wiped out as much as 90 per cent of local bat populations. . . .

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