Weed Eater got Bat bad!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Rah Q5, May 7, 2012.

  1. Rah Q5

    Rah Q5 Guest

    What to do??? What to do??? Need help!

    Trying to keep it alive but don't know if I can!! Its in the garage for
    now... I feel so very bad about it! I don't like them but I hate to see
    it die!

    Has a broken leg where the weed eater guy got it, accidently!! Here's 2
    pics taken with my cell.

    Need Help:

    Very mad:

    What can be done?? Its still alive at this moment, and it happened

    I've posted this in other ngs but no one seems to have an answer! How
    about any of you?? Thanks!
    Rah Q5, May 7, 2012
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    Tim Conway Guest

    The best thing I know of what to do would be to put it in a shoebox and take
    it to a veterinarian (but be prepared to pay).
    Tim Conway, May 7, 2012
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  3. Rah Q5

    Tim Conway Guest

    Also, be careful so it doesn't bite you in case it would be sick (rabies).
    Tim Conway, May 7, 2012
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    dadiOH Guest

    You can...

    1. Kill it

    2. Take it to a vet, the leg will have to be set.

    The latter can be quite expensive but in my area at least there are a couple
    of clinics that will work on wild critters at a reasonable cost. Call
    around and ask. Check with wildlife rehabbers too...they won't do the
    medical part (set leg) but they may know someone who can.



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    otter Guest

    Sorry if this seems insensitive, but a bat is essentially a rat with
    wings. It might be cool to take it to a taxidermist and have it
    stuffed, though.
    otter, May 8, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    North American bats (esp. in the north east) are at serious threat from
    "white nose syndrome"[1]. They are a key species in the ecosystem. Nice
    to keep as many alive as possible and get them back into the wild to

    [1] Recent press suggests that the white fungus causing this is a
    European strain that North American bats aren't able to combat. (It
    causes them to wake too early from hibernation when there is no food in
    the cold months.
    Alan Browne, May 8, 2012
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    philo Guest

    Yep...bats are hardly rats.

    But squirrels in the city might be so.
    philo, May 13, 2012
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    otter Guest

    Bats are more common where I'm at. I wouldn't go out of my way to
    harm one, but I wouldn't spend money to fix one, either. But it would
    be cool to have one stuffed.
    otter, May 15, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    On 5/15/2012 1:41 AM, otter wrote:

    And kept next to your bells?
    PeterN, May 15, 2012
  10. Rah Q5

    otter Guest

    Are you making a comment about my Belfrey?

    I may be slow...

    granted that.
    otter, May 22, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, May 22, 2012
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