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Biologists identify species of bat found at Honolulu Airport

HONOLULU (AP) - The bat found at Honolulu International Airport has been identified as a species native to North America commonly found on the mainland.

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Biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bishop Museum identified the mammal as a little brown bat, or Myotis lucifigus. The bats eat insects and are mainly nocturnal.

It's still not known where the bat came from or how it got to the airport. Airport security saw a man tossing the bat into the air near a baggage claim at the interisland terminal on Monday. The bat was later turned over to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture but it died overnight.

Tests were negative for the rabies virus.

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