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CPW rescues silver-haired bat in Colorado Springs

Bat rescue CPW
Posted at 9:12 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 11:28:15-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife helped rescue a silver-haired bat in Colorado Springs Monday afternoon.

CPW said the bat was most likely knocked off its migration because of our recent storms.

A tech with the agency carefully examined the animal for any injuries and determined it was not hurt.

CPW weighed the bat at 11.6 grams and measured its wings as well as collected other data once it determined it was uninjured.

The bat was then released by CPW and in order to do that, a CPW tech had to find a tree with loose bark.

Bats can't fly from the ground, which can lead people to believe they are injured, according to CPW.

A tech took the bat to a pond where there was a tree with loose bark that the bat then grabbed onto and crawled underneath.

CPW said it would likely stay underneath the bark until dusk.

If you find a bat on the ground, CPW asks you call them and to not bring a bat indoors.