For wildlife enthusiast Erin Baerwald, bats aren’t spooky animals to be scared of during Halloween — instead, they’re adorable creatures that she wants to live with.
The biology professor at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George leads a team of researchers studying the migratory behaviour of North American bats.
So she’s naturally excited that it’s International Bat Week, an annual event created to raise awareness about conservation of the animals.
When she moved to the city, Baerwald says she actively sought a house with bats in it to live in.
“One of the first things I did was walk around the perimeter of the house, kind of look[ing] at the attic,
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