Most Elusive - The Spotted Bat
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Once thought to be one of North America's rarest animals. First described in 1891, the species had only been seen a handful of times until 1990. Spotted bats (Euderma maculatum) are actually well distributed in the west - they are however, incredibly elusive. They prefer open country, and fly higher than most bats - making them incredibly difficult to observe.