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January 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm

WOUB Asks Johnson If Bobby the Bat Is Returning Visitor

Dr. Joseph Johnson

Dr. Joseph Johnson

WOUB Digital posted an interview with Dr. Joseph Johnson, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, about Bobby the bat.

In 1998 when a large brown bat showed up in their bathroom window, Mimi Hart and Lester Marks could not have predicted the beginning of a 19-year friendship. And yet, every year, the bat, lovingly named Bobby, has loyally returned to that same window.

Recently, we visited the bathroom window to see Bobby in person. Mimi and Lester introduced him like proud parents. But we wondered. Could this really be the same bat, year after year? Or is this bathroom window just a favorite hangout for lots of bats?

To get some answers, we asked an expert at Ohio University, Dr. Joseph Johnson, who studies the lives of these small mammals. We won’t ruin the surprise by telling you what we learned. You’ll have to listen to the story to find out if this visiting bat has truly been “Bobby” for all these years. You’ll love what Dr. Johnson has to say.

Listen to the WOUB interview to see what he says.

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