“The bats were clinging to the stone exterior wall of the church, some alone, and some in clusters. It seemed very unlikely that they would fly anywhere else, and with colder temperatures that were due to arrive soon we knew that if we didn’t move them to a shelter for the winter, they would slowly freeze to death,” said Mike Anissimoff, bat specialist with CWF.
Rescued Big Brown Bat
One of the 46 rescued Big Brown Bats, after being fed and rehydrated at the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The bats will spend the winter at the sanctuary and released back into their natural habitat next spring.