A disease known as white-nose syndrome is killing thousands of bats every year in the northeast. And it’s spreading south. It hasn’t made it to Georgia yet, but wildlife officials are watching – and waiting – for the mysterious fungus to start showing up on bats here.
Trina Morris, a wildlife biologist at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, told GPB’s Joshua Stewart why the syndrome is so serious.
NOTE: See more about bats and their battle against white-nose syndrome on Georgia Outdoors premiering Friday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.