What To Do If You Find a Sick or Dead Bat

There are many ordinary causes of bat mortality including disease, weather events, dehydration, predation, insecticide/pesticide treatments, or immature bats (separated from nursing colonies).  In many instances, dead or sick bats may be collected by authorities for testing. 

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Currently, the most common diseases of concern in bats are Rabies, Histoplasmosis, and White-nose syndrome. 

Use care when handling bats and do not pick up with bare hands.  Use protective heavy duty leather gloves or containers if necessary.

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