"This is a remarkable and significant find. It's the first active natural roost that we've confirmed," said Larry Williams, an ecologist with the Florida division of the USFWS, in a statement. The discovery comes a few weeks after a bonneted bat was spotted living on a golf course, close to Miami.
The bats, however, seem to be less impressed. "The bats definitely yawned a lot, we probably woke them up. I think some were scratching or grooming," one biologist said, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission video.