On Sunday we arrived at the Motocross track early, as the weather forecast predicted 37c top temp. So we wanted the cooler part of the day the ride. Dave found a micro bat in the hand basin. Poor fellow looks very young. I think it has lost its mother. We dampened a singlet and wrap it up to keep it cool and dark.
From this photo you can just how tiny they are.
The little chap seems undamaged and so we transferred it to a shoe box and placed it in the dark of the wardrobe. We wanted to see if it could fly and be ok.
This morning it has left the shoebox and was flying around Daves room.
We are currently looking for it as we think it has gone to roost somewhere. Once we find it we feel confident to let it go.
Its wings are in good order
Mico bats play a very important role in the ecology. Some help pollinate trees, and they eat mosquitos and small moths. Using their larger ears and echo to locate their prey. They are tiny, about the size of a small mouse.
Many years ago we had a Lesser Long-eared bat with us for a while too. I find them fascinating and quite beautiful