Bats for Halloween!

Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 7th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big brown bats that used the outside of her former home for a winter roost. Her family cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.

a photograph of a big brown bat eating a mealworm
mealworm, yum!

Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a great time yesterday.  The people at Save Lucy got a treat too! We got a big brown bat whose name is Snickers! Isn’t that a cute name for a little bat? His rescuer had no safe container to move him in, so he used his shoe! Poor little Snickers has some  head trauma. I hope he recovers soon. Isn’t he cute?

Oh yeah, anyone want a mealworm?

(Just  a reminder...when rescuing bats it's very important to stay safe. Please don't handle bats with bare hands, and if you must use your shoe, please be sure you have safe surfaces to walk on! --Ed.)

One Reply to “Bats for Halloween!”


Very funny post Rachael! Mom wants to know how Snickers got his name? I think it’s because of his color and because it’s Halloween. Mom thinks it’s because Snickers are a favorite treat at Save Lucy.

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