Rescue five Megabat Grey-headed Flying-fox Fruit bat babies Check your local colony. Unvaccinated, public, please do not handle any Megabat or Microbat. Call your local rescue wildlife group, council or ranger. These little ones were rescued and there were others dead on the ground. Very dehydrated and now in care.
Little Dracula waiting for midnight to come ;) Megabats (also called Fruit Bats) are impressive (wingspan of over 1m!) animals. Sad fact: Fruit bats are a host of the deadly Ebola Virus. A lot of people in Africa became infected by contact with the bats.
One morning there was a dead bat in our pool. A few nights later my husband was netting the pool out while one was swooping down catching bugs. It hit the water and was unable to recover flight. Gary lifted it with the net and the second it was free of the water it took off. I guess that one warned the others because we've had no more bats in the pool. ~ Flying Fox | BATs - Mega and Micro