Bat-killing fungus found in Central Texas

Staff Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a disease deadly to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Central Texas.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department revealed Wednesday that the fungus has been detected this year in four new counties, including Blanco and Kendall counties in Central Texas. The fungus was detected on cave bats, tri-colored bats, Townsend's big-eared bats and a single Mexican free-tailed bat.
That brings to 10 the number of Texas counties where the fungus has been detected. Eight are in the Texas Panhandle...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.