Endangered Bats Residing in Middlebury Hydro Building

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/19 2014 05:24PM

Updated 08/19 2014 06:22PM

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - There are some new residents at Green Mountain Power's Middlebury hydro building, a colony of state endangered little brown bats.

State biologists believe they like the building because of its closeness to Otter Creek and the warmth from the power generation.

“It’s great to know we are helping the bat population,” said Green Mountain Power’s Owen Stolarcyk who oversees the operations at the Middlebury Hydro plant. “They are great co-workers and it’s easy to go about our work with the bats living here.”

Green Mountain Power says the animals are welcome to stay.

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