Last week, the first case of white nose syndrome on the West Coast was documented. USGS confirmed that a sick bat found by hikers in Washington was Pd positive. The fungus made the 1,300 mile jump to the West Coast much faster than predicted by models, and it’s unclear how transmission occurred.
Wow. That might mean that it’s also in those not-yet-confirmed and in-between states. Either way, yikes.
Definite yikes. 😦