It's the first bat I've seen since coming back to Tasmania. At this stage I have no idea of what species it is but I'll make a guess that it is of the genus Vespadelus. If anyone can enlighten me, please do.
Most references say that the eight species of Tasmanian bats roost in trees and not in caves and buildings. This one however, has been roosting for at least 4 days in the Burnie CBD. Almost everyone is oblivious to it's presence. It has set up camp in a part of a building that might be termed a man made cave. It's quite amazing how it can cling onto the pebblecrete. In the photos below it is clinging on to the corner of wall and ceiling but last night it was on the open wall. I imagine the CBD would be a good location for catching moths etc around street lights. When I lived in Scotland the Pipistrells would regularly hunt that way.
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