Long eared bat fully recovers in Scottish SPCA care

The Scottish SPCA has successfully rehabilitated a long eared bat after it spent a week in their care.

BatWe were called out to Banchory, Kincardineshire on 19 October after a member of the public spotted the bat hanging on their outside wall for three days.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Angel, as he’s been named by staff after the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer character, was very lethargic when he came into our National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross.

“He spent a week in our care receiving fluids and sustenance while he regained his strength.

“He made a full recovery before we released him back into the wild at a carefully selected site.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

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