Alternate name: Eastern Yellow Bat
Family: Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionid Bats view all from this family
Description Distinguished by yellowish-gray or yellowish-brown pelage, which extends only onto the basal half of the tail membrane. The ears are pointed. Forearm 46-50mm.
Dimensions 121-164mm, 51-77mm, 14-20g
Warning Bats are susceptible to rabies, a serious viral disease that results in death if untreated. Rabid bats rarely attack humans or other animals, but bats found lying on the ground may be rabid. Never touch or pick up any bat. Stay away from any animal that seems to be acting strangely and report it to animal-control officers. If you are bitten by a possibly rabid animal, you must immediately consult a doctor for a series of injections; there is no cure once symptoms emerge.
Similar Species A much larger bat than its relative, the Southern Yellow Bat.
Habitat Forests & woodlands, Scrub, shrub & brushlands
Range Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Texas