March 13, 2014

Bats in the belfry a serious matter for the Church of England

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Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus pussilus) flying at night.

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Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus pussilus) flying at night.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Bats are making life unbearable for congregations by defecating on church worshippers from roofs as well as bell towers, according to a report to the Church Buildings Council of the Church of England.