Bats Mistake Wind Turbines For Trees, Leading To Fatalities (VIDEO)

September 30, 2014 10:39 PM

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Researchers filmed bats flying at night and found they interact with wind turbines in predictable ways.

Bats act as a natural pest control for farmers by gobbling up tons of insects, but many of these flying mammals are found dead beneath wind turbines during the spring and summer, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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