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January 2005:- A Nathusius pipistrelle was collected by a Westmorland and Furness Bat group volunteer. The bat was found in an office at a quarry on the Cumbria/ Lancashire border.

This is the first recorded incidence of a Nathusius pipistrelle in the area.

The bat which was under weight and dehydrated was rehabilitated and successfully released in the middle of March near to where it was found.

April 2005:- Volunteers are beginning to receive reports and collect bats which have come out of hibernation without enough strength to fly. These "grounded bats" are being collected by volunteers and rehabilitated before re-release in the area they were found.

If you find a bat on the ground, do not pick it up unless you are wearing gloves. If possible place it into a cardboard box and place a small towel or blanket in the box into which the bat can crawl. Contact us and we will endeavor to provide advice and or collect the bat as soon as possible.

In an emergency call the Bat Conservation Trust Helpline which is staffed 24hrs per day

HELP....

I found a Bat and don't know what do do BAT CONSERVATION TRUST HELPLINE (National) or Tel 0345 1300 228

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