Archive for May 21st, 2015

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

Posted 2015/05/21 By Lylith

This morning, when Craig left for work, I noticed something on the sidewalk. I thought it was a dead bird, but it was a bat. It was on its back, and I thought it was dead. The sprinklers were going off, and the poor little thing was all wet. I went to move it onto the dirt, under the bushes, and when I touched its tail, it moved a bit! I came inside and just couldn’t deal with leaving it out there, suffering, so I looked up Sacramento Bat Rescue, and called. Then I grabbed my old winter gloves, a box and a rag and went and got the bat. I carefully picked it up, put it on the rag (I only had a washcloth, but you’re supposed to use something like a t-shirt) and put it in the box. It did try to grab onto the washcloth, so I hope that was a good sign. It didn’t have any obvious signs of injury that I could see. A very nice woman came by, just before noon, and picked it up. She said it is a Mexican Free-Tailed Bat. I really hope it survives.

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
Mexican Free-Tailed Bat

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