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Bat Flying in The Room
On summer nights it is not unusual for bats to chase insects into houses through open doors and windows.
If this happens:
* Turn off any ceiling fans.
* Turn off the light.
* Open all outside doors and windows. to let the bat escape.
* If the bat lands somewhere gently pick it up in a soft cloth, take it outside, hold your hand up high and open the cloth allowing the bat to fly away.
It must be remembered that bats are scared, wild animals. As with any other wild animal, they may bite in self defence if handled.
As a rule avoid handling bats altogether as it is stressful for them. A bat should only be handled if it necessary to remove it from with a house or out of harmís way.
Never stretch out a batís wings or hold it up by the wing tips
; this is very distressing for the bat, and can result in broken bones.
IF YOU FIND A BAT THAT IS NOT FLYING OR HAS BEEN CAUGHT BY A CAT OR DOG THEN GO TO
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To handle a bat use a soft cloth or thick gloves, allow it to grasp the cloth with its feet as this reasures it. Let the bat's head stick out of the cloth so it can breathe comfortably.
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