The Takeaway Edit this Published in The Takeaway A fungus is the culprit in the deaths of New England bats Listen 5 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/takeaway/#file=/audio/json/6910/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Dead bats in caves all over New England share one common trait: unusually white, fuzzy noses. A new study points to a fungus as the culprit.