An arctic blast dropped the temperatures into the teens for two nights in a row. Our little local free-tailed bats can’t stand the cold and sadly, many did not survive. The ones roosting behind signs were in the most jeopardy but the cold caught them off guard and they had no chance to find a warmer place to roost. Two little ones had to stay overnight, one with a nose bleed and one with a bruised forearm.
If you find a bat please remember to use gloves or a towel when rescuing him/her as the bat will be frightened and may bite in self-defense. (We are trained and vaccinated to handle bats so we sometimes use bare hands as it allows better tactile sensitivity and control.) Please also contact us if you find a bat, we have rescuers around the world and will do our best to help. batworld.org