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.
Molasses-colored bodies, some with tweedy grey guard hairs, and a mahogany tail.
This little boy was found in a swimming pool in Red Rock. Nice save Jerry!
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.
Here’s a link to the IUCN Red List range map for Lasiurus seminolus
And here’s a link to the IUCN Red List species details
Some rehab shots.