A bat was at the Vermont Statehouse just before the governor's budget address.
A state employee spotted the bat perched high on a wall outside the House chamber on Tuesday and tweeted a photo of it.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it's likely a big brown bat that has been hibernating somewhere in the building.
The state's bat biologist says a bat hanging on a wall or ceiling or flying around is normal behavior and it should be left alone. She says the bat will likely return to an attic space in a day or two.
Bats have turned up at the Statehouse before. The Vermont House chamber was evacuated in May 2015 after a brown bat flew around in it.
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