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Only one published record of the gray bat (Myotis grisescens) from 1968 in North Carolina exists. Recently, gray bats have been documented more frequently during the summer months using a sonar detecting technique. Records indicate that the gray bat is more common and widespread in western North Carolina than previously known.
Dietary analyses were conducted for marsh rabbits taken from dredge-material islands near Wilmington. The tests revealed that marsh rabbits primarily consumed upland vegetation, of which forbs and grasses comprised the bulk.
Biologists at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington surveyed bridges in southeastern North Carolina used by bats as day roosts. Their observations reveal patterns in bat diversity and microclimate parameters thought to influence roost-site selection.
Woodrats are species in the rodent genus Neotoma. Specimens of Neotoma from West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina were karyotyped using standard techniques and examined.
The coyote's range is expanding. In the early 1980s, the animal was found in only four of the state's one hundred counties. By 1998, it had almost covered the state. Impacts from such proliferation include increased human-animal encounters and threats to native wildlife.