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Catching bats is a tricky business. We have a few tools up our sleeve to help like special nets and traps but when you are looking for a needle in a hay stack a lure helps too… including a saw?!

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We join the Te Anau bat monitoring team at the end of their Eglinton short-tailed bat season. They are pretty excited as they have just recorded a new population highest count of 4179, superseding the last record set in 2018 by over 1000 bats!

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DOC staff Nicole Sutton volunteered to partake in a long-tailed bat/ pekapeka survey, near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the Queenstown area.

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