National Geographic : 1946 Jul
Mystery Mammals of the Twilight Thus Equipped, Bat Banders Pursue Their Quarry Beneath New England Hills The author (left) and two Harvard graduate students have just emerged from an old mine near Pepperell, Massachusetts. Equipment includes wire containers for carrying bats, large forceps for extracting them from crevices, a net with extension handle, spade, fork, cap lights, and back pack. Soaked shoes are drying. Staff Photographer Robert F. Sisson His Quest Leads Through Dank Depths Where Only a Bat Could Feel at Home In a flooded tunnel of the abandoned mine a Harvard graduate student hunts bats for banding (p. 119). In one cave the author and companions narrowly escaped being trapped underground by rising waters (p. 126).