That black smudge is a bat.
Anyone know what species this is?
NPR's Bill Chappell sends this to the Bryant Park Project:
Since moving to Washington four years ago, I've walked past raccoons and biked past more than a dozen deer in Rock Creek Park.
So I was just beaming last month when I saw my new favorite urban animal: a furry little bat who lives downtown between Congress and the White House.
When I first saw him, he looked like the waste bolus an owl might cough up after digesting a rat: a little cylinder of fur, with random signs of bones and feet. The whole thing was nestled in a building's crevice, about three feet off the ground.