Leisler Bat found 'hanging out' in a chimney breast

Updated 1 year ago
Rescue - 4th October, 2022
Rehabilitation - 5th October, 2022


This beautiful little creature is a Leisler's bat, and he's certainly not had a good few days...Found stuck in a chimney, he was so cold and weak that he was barely showing signs of life. Very dehydrated and covered in strong-smelling urine, he would not have lasted much longer.

Amazingly, thanks to the advice of Steve from Surrey Bat Rescue, the bat was placed on a gentle course of warming and rehydration and, very slowly, started to come back to us...


24 hours later, and you'd never know it was the same bat!

Now safely in the care of the Surrey Bat Rescue team, he is making great progress and has a great chance of heading back to the wild.

Leisler Bat

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