(image via Charlie's Bird Blog)
I can think of plenty of puns to go with this piece, but rather than reducing it to Jay Leno-monologue status we should take this problem seriously:
A mysterious fungus attacking America's bats could spread nationwide within years and represents the most serious threat to wildlife in a century, experts warned Congress Thursday.
And in one particularly surprising example:
"I went into a cave last spring and most damn near cried," [Marvin Moriarty, acting deputy director of the Fish and Wildlife Service] said in an interview after the House panel.There were supposed to be 3,000 bats in the cave, the Greeley mine in Vermont. Moriarty and his colleagues could only find 33."And I don't think a single bat was going to make it out of the cave."
Read the full Associated Press article here.