Ecotrain 2013's picture

Baby bats

Observed: 6th June 2013 By: Ecotrain 2013
baby bats
bat with droppings

fallen out of a bat box in a wetland surrounded by open water.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


the naturalist man's picture

Bat babies

Welcome to iSpot.

I really can not say what species I'm afraid. Could you photograph the droppings with a scale please, it could help.

Poor things! Are they alive or dead?

Graham Banwell

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Ecotrain 2013's picture

Thank you. We have added

Thank you.

We have added another photo with droppings, although there is no scale I am afraid. We think they were about 6-7mm.

They were alive under a large slat box so we placed them back inside.

There is a large colony in the box, as approximately 50 adults were counted flying out of it.

grahamcsmith's picture

I would like to suggest that

I would like to suggest that you do not handle any bats with bare hands. Any species may carry rabies, although this is highly unlikely, better safe than sorry.