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Group asking cavers to keep out

Probe into bat deaths continues

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A cave preservation organization is asking cavers to stay out of area caves until May 15 while officials continue their probe into the die-off of thousands of bats this winter. The Northeastern Cave Conservancy on Sunday voted to close down its caves to visitation both to relieve any stress on hibernating bats and to address the possibility cavers themselves could be spreading the affliction that’s being called “white nose syndrome.” NCC publicity chairwoman Christa Hay ...

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