Small bat

Asked November 13, 2019, 2:09 PM EST

I found a bat on sidewalk in 15degree weather. We had an 1 1/2 snowfall. I brought it inside since it was alive and kept it warm. It is moving around and put banana in cage but have not seen it eat. It is 38 today so can i let it loose in woods?

Jefferson County Kentucky

1 Response

I'm attaching a link to Cornell University related to Bats. Be sure to read the Health Concerns related to Bats
https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness

Because of the health issue, I've added a link to the Louisville Metro Health Dept.
https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness

Be sure to avoid direct contact with the Bat.

Wayne Long
Jefferson Co Cooperative Extension Service
4200 Gardiner View Ave Ste 101
Louisville, KY 40213
502-569-2344