Lasiurus seminolus … comes in varying shades of brown from milk chocolate to this male’s 80% cacao.  Some are similar to eastern reds in coloration (there is some interbreeding) but typically have a darker muzzle.  Their epaulets and wrist patches are usually a creamy white, but sometimes are similar to the eastern red’s snowy white.  While not as fast as other species in our aviary, they are quick and highly maneuverable when closing in on prey.

Lasiurus seminolus

Once thought to mainly roost in Spanish moss, they also roost in pine trees where, when hanging by one foot with their furry tail wrapped around them, they bear a close resemblance to pine cones.

Lasiurus seminolis

Lasiurus seminolis

Cocoa Pup with June bug

Cocoa Pup with June bug

DSC_1797 Here’s a link to the IUCN Red List range map for Lasiurus seminolus
http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=11353

IUCN Red List Range Map Lasiurus seminolus

And here’s a link to the IUCN Red List species details
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11353/0

Some rehab shots.