Daubenton's Bat

Bat having a drink
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The photo is of a rescued Daubenton's bat accepting a drink. He was found on a window ledge at night, in the middle of a town. I rescued him and after a few weeks, he could fly with ease and was well enough to be returned home.
Sunday, 4 July, 2004

Not wishing to release him back into the concrete jungle and built-up area in which he was found, I used Google maps and discovered a river and woodland not far from the area. As Daubenton bats feed on insects above water courses I headed in that direction knowing that he would soon find his way back to his roost and familiar feeding grounds.  It was a successful release. He was a lovely bat to care for and my first Dauby.