Removal of bats from Montgomery school continues

Removal of bats from Montgomery school continues
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The removal of bats from a Montgomery public school continues daily, according to school spokesman Tom Salter.

MPS recently contracted with a company to remove the animals from Southlawn Middle School.

Initially, it was believed the creatures were Gray Bats, a species added to the endangered species list in 1976. But Salter said the company misidentified them during their assessment has since determined they are common Brazilian Free-tailed bats that are not endangered.

The number of bats and the location within the school wasn't released, but school officials say the bats aren't dangerous.

Read more about the Brazilian Free-tailed bat from Outdoor Alabama.

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