Oh, Those Poor Bats

The BBC has a story about bat, suffering from hunger, who are out foraging in daylight:

Mrs Youngman, who will travel from central Scotland to lead a bats workshop in Strathpeffer Community Centre, near Dingwall, on Thursday, said the first bats of the season were emerging from hibernation.
She said: “Down here in the central belt people have found grounded bats which were very weak and very hungry.
“This may be a reflection of last summer and juveniles not getting enough food to build up fat to survive through hibernation.”

It gets worse:

In day time bats run the risk of falling prey to other animals and it has been known for them to be mobbed and eaten by crows.

Poor things…

One Response

  1. This is a link about our beloved Congress Avenue Mexican freetail bats. http://www.batcon.org/home/index.asp?idPage=122

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