Ghouls and goblins painted the town last week, but bats were few and far between this Halloween — because a skin-eating fungus has wiped out 90 percent of them in New York state.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation revealed the stunning number of dead bats during National Bat Week, and warned people exploring caves and other possible hibernation sites “that even a single, seemingly quiet visit” can kill infected bats.

The Little Brown Bat that’s common in New York City is among the species that have been decimated by the disease, according to Fordham University Biological Sciences professor, J. Alan Clark, who has researched the city’s bat population using acoustic monitoring.

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