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Happy #Baturday! It is Baturday today, right? We're never sure.We wanted to share one of our favorite views in the flight cage. Both of these tree bats suffered from alopecia, the hoary because of a terrible, extensive wound that required lots of surgical intervention, and the red because we don't know why. Both have sprouted fur and are getting very close to release! Finally!#batrescue #easternredbat #hoarybat #batsofvirginia ... See MoreSee Less
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It might be baby season, but not all of our patients are babies--some are just very, very small!Please meet Little Kevin Bacon, a 3.9 g eastern small footed bat who has a fractured femur. He is part of an ongoing population monitoring study, headed up by Dr. Moosman of Virginia Military Institute VMI Biology Department and @Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources . Kevin was first banded in 2018 as an adult, and he was found, injured, within a few feet of his original roost site.Dr Karra of Wildlife Center of Virginia performed surgery to repair his leg., but his prognosis for release is guarded. He's still on cage rest until he has follow-up x-rays, and if cleared, he'll get to try his wings in a bigger space.We'd love to see him dancing in the night sky once again!PS: We added an extra shot so you could see his cute little eye in his cute little face mask. ... See MoreSee Less
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Look who is feeling MUCH better and who is taking excellent care of three fluffy pups!She's found her appetite and would probably eat a cheeseburger if one was offered.Keep eating mama! #batmom #batrescue #easternredbat #batsofvirginia ... See MoreSee Less
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Shenandoah Valley people!! A bat needs a ride from Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke to us in Mount Solon, VA. Is anyone available to make a beautiful drive through some amazing country?If you can help, please call SVWCR at 540-798-9836#batrescue #batambulance #helpabat ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so pleased to report that mom red bat has her babies on her this morning, and she's roosting normally in 'mama hammock' fashion. We're feeding her as much and as often as we can without upsetting her. We want to make sure she has all the nutritional resources she needs while staying as quiet as possible so she doesn't exacerbate any of her injuries or abandon her pups.We apologize for the poor video quality, but we didn't want to shine bright lights on her! If you watch closely, you will see baby tongue! ... See MoreSee Less
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