Into the Wild!!

Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 6th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big browns bats that use the outside of her home for a winter roost. Her family has cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.

Hello Everyone! Since it was very nice weather last weekend, a lot of the rehabilitated bats were released back into the wild. A hoary bat, two silver haired bats and six big brown bats were released. I hope they are happy and have been able to find some new friends out there. We had a lot of rain on Wednesday, so hopefully they were all ok. I am very happy to report that little “Paint Can” was one of the bats released. Remember him? He is happily flying free.

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Here are some cute pictures of some bats that were released.

A photograph of two big brown bats just before release
Paint Can, a bat that had been put into a can with wet paint still in it, on left and his new friend just before release. Photo by S. Craig

A photograph of a hoary bat
A young hoary bat just waking up. Photo by K.O'Keefe


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