Baby bats (pups)
Adult bats can be mistaken for babies as people don’t realise how small they can be!
If you suspect that you’ve found a baby bat, call the Bat Conservation Trust on 0345 130 0228, who can put you in touch with your local bat carer. Treat baby bats very carefully – if you have to pick them up, handle with gloves, or use a soft towel.
Remember where you found the bat as it may be possible to return to its mother.
Sick or injured bats
If you can safely reach the bat, the next step is to contain it in a box. Make sure you wear gloves and follow these steps from the Bat Conservation Trust.
Once contained you can take it to a vet, your local wildlife rehabilitator, or If you are unable to transport the bat, call the National RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Always seek advice from the Bat Conservation Trust if you are unsure on what to do.