long-eared bat rescued from Highbridge car park
bat will take to the skies again thanks to the treatment it received
from Burnham-On-Sea wildlife rescuers.
week, Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill admitted a
brown long-eared bat which was found helpless on the ground in a
car park in Highbridge.
to the quick reaction of employees from Eaton Control UK, a nearby
company, the adult bat was transported back to Secret Worlds
centre by one of the charitys volunteer response drivers.
Cornish, from Eaton Control UK, explained: "Its not every
day you get to see a bat close up, let alone find one in your car
park. My colleague Gary Wood observed and rescued the poor thing,
cajoling it into a box."
first instinct was to get in touch with Secret World as we knew
they would give it the best chance of survival."
the bat was suffering from fatigue when it arrived at Secret World,
it was in good overall health. Charity carers placed the bat in
an enclosure for it to build up its strength before being released.
Gibbs, Animal Carer at Secret World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Without
the eyes and ears of members of the public across the South West,
we wouldnt be able to do what we do. This bat has had a lucky
escape and was fortunately found in time before it was hit by a
one phone call to us can make all the difference. The bat will be
released back into the wild as soon as it is fit and strong enough."
bat species, breeding sites and resting places are fully protected
by law. The brown long-eared bat is one of the most common types
of bats in the UK, unlike its grey long-eared cousin.
bats large ears provide exceptionally sensitive hearing -
it can hear a ladybird walking on a leaf.