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A big brown bat flies with a beetle in its mouth in this undated photo.

A big brown bat flies with a beetle in its mouth in this undated photo.

Bats take over Chicago area but there’s nothing to worry about

Bat sightings are on the rise in Chicago. Chicago Animal Care and Control officials say they’ve received an influx of 311 calls about the winged mammals since temperatures dropped earlier this month. So why are there so many bats around Chicago and is it a threat to the public?

Reset digs into the spookily-timed occurrence and what to do if you see one in your backyard.

GUEST: Liza Lehrer, Assistant Director of the Urban Wildlife Institute at Lincoln Park Zoo

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