Bats drive students out of Cortez Middle school

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Bats drive students out of Cortez Middle school

Cortez Middle School shut down as flying pests take over
Russell Phillips with Bat Control out of Carbondale, Colo. prepares to put a net over one of the openings where bats are entering the Cortez Middle School.
AJ Ginnis uses the phone as students line up to call their parents after Cortez Middle School let out early Thursday because of bats in the building. The school remained closed Friday and will reopen Tuesday after Labor Day.
The Bat Control staff found this dead bat at the Cortez Middle School while blocking off openings where the bats were entering the school.
Bat facts

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
Bats represent about 20 percent of all classified mammal species worldwide, with about 1,240

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Bats drive students out of Cortez Middle school

Russell Phillips with Bat Control out of Carbondale, Colo. prepares to put a net over one of the openings where bats are entering the Cortez Middle School.
AJ Ginnis uses the phone as students line up to call their parents after Cortez Middle School let out early Thursday because of bats in the building. The school remained closed Friday and will reopen Tuesday after Labor Day.
The Bat Control staff found this dead bat at the Cortez Middle School while blocking off openings where the bats were entering the school.
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