Fate of Texas Bats Unclear as Disease Moves West

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Bracken Cave, just north of the burgeoning San Antonio metropolitan area, has been home to the largest colony of bats in the world for thousands of years. But the keepers of the preserve that holds the cave say a developer's attempt to build 3,800 homes next to the cave threatens the bats' very livelihood.
Bracken Cave, just north of the burgeoning San Antonio metropolitan area, has been home to the largest colony of bats in the world for thousands of years. But the keepers of the preserve that holds the cave say a developer's attempt to build 3,800 homes next to the cave threatens the bats' very livelihood.

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A disease that has decimated bat colonies in the Northeast and Midwest may be headed toward Texas. But the disease may not affect bats in Texas the same way that it has elsewhere. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.