Bat populations on the brink in Nova Scotia

A deadly fungus is putting bat populations in some areas at risk. CBC's Stephen Puddicombe reports on the dangers of 'white nose syndrome', which has pushed some bat populations in Nova Scotia to the brink.

Concern over 'white nose syndrome', a fungus that grows on nose and wings of infected animals

A deadly disease that has spread from the U.S. has taken bat colonies in Nova Scotia to the brink of extinction. 2:23

A deadly fungus that grows on the nose and wings of bats is putting populations in some areas at risk. Bleak numbers in Nova Scotia have scientists worried, as bats help control insect numbers, which in turn can have an impact on industries like agriculture and forestry.

CBC's Stephen Puddicombe reports on the dangers of "white nose syndrome."