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Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Allen's Big-eared Bat TB

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Monday, 11 April 2011
Texas, United States
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Current GOAL

This travel bug has two modest goals, to survive more than five years and to be moved by 25 cachers.  As of 3-Nov-18 it had been circulating for 7.5 years, but it had been moved by only 19 cachers.

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


Laminated Photograph. The TB owner was trained as a field biologist back in the dim time.  Though retired from full-time work, he has continued some summer projects, mostly involving bats.  This photo was taken in southeastern Utah.   This face is merely unusual among bats, there are many that are more bizarre.  The bat obviously has conspicuously large ears.  When roosting, or when the bats are being handled, the ears are folded and coiled  into "ram's horns" which lay along the sides of the bat's neck.
This species is tawny colored and about two inches in length with a wingspan ranging from 12 to 14 inches.  These versatile bats adapt their flight patterns and sound emissions (echolocation calls) to varying terrains.  Some of their echolocation calls are audible to humans as a series of "cheeps" or "clicks."  
They are capable of straight, direct flight, but can also fly slowly, maneuver well, and even hover, so they can forage in and among tree branches. They mostly eat small moths but also take other insects.  Allen's big-eared bat is found in extreme southern Nevada, the southern third of Utah, throughout Arizona, in the southwestern quarter of New Mexico, and south through the interior of Mexico. It is most often encountered in ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper, pine-oak woodland, and riparian habitats above 3,000 feet.

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Tracking History (10730.3mi) View Map

Mark Missing 10/27/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 05/30/2016 Little Nebby placed it in Doll Bear Lover R.I.P. Washington - 2,597.6 miles  Visit Log

Bye bye!

Retrieve It from a Cache 07/24/2014 Little Nebby retrieved it from Ryan's Dinosaur Train Geocache: Tyrannosaurus Hawaii   Visit Log

Taking this back to the mainland

Dropped Off 11/24/2013 Doralei placed it in Ryan's Dinosaur Train Geocache: Tyrannosaurus Hawaii - 26.26 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in Ryan's Dinosaur Train Geocache: Tyrannosaurus

Visited 11/23/2013 Doralei took it to Pass the Petroglyphs Hawaii - 1.98 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/23/2013 Doralei retrieved it from My Beatches, Nicole. Hawaii   Visit Log

Gonna go cruzin in Hawaii

Dropped Off 11/02/2013 The Beez placed it in My Beatches, Nicole. Hawaii - 3,012.22 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/07/2013 The Beez retrieved it from Wide Angle 2 British Columbia, Canada   Visit Log

The Big eared Bat will be travelling to Hawaii at the end of October.

Dropped Off 06/22/2013 K is for Crazy placed it in Wide Angle 2 British Columbia, Canada - 91.58 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/20/2013 K is for Crazy retrieved it from June Murphy Grill British Columbia, Canada   Visit Log


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