About a week ago, my inlaws found a precious family of Eastern red bats in their front yard just lying on the ground. Four tiny baby bats and one mama, all alive and well. They had an old rabbit hutch that they placed them in overnight, and then the next day, my MIL transferred them to a wildlife rehabilitator who took them to safety. According the the wildlife rehabilitator, this bat was probably trying to relocate her babies to a safer place because she felt threatened by something. Even though they’re so small, they can usually fly while their babies cling to them, but four babies was too much for this mama and they ended up on the ground.
Their discovery in the yard was a blessing, as bats are not usually found in this way. It gave me a chance to give an impromptu homeschool lesson to my youngest in the differences between bats and birds, and how creative God really is! 🙂
“Let me go or I’ll bite you!” – here is mama bat with a baby bat hanging
on for dear life (its head is under her wing)!