Maybe you're excited, or maybe it's a little scary, but either way, you have a chance to help an animal and that's pretty great. Here's how:

 

 
  1. Don't panic! 
  2. If the weather is nice, most bats will fly out an open window or door
  3. If they won't fly out, or if it's winter, follow Bat Conservation International's tips for safely containing a bat. Do not rescue a bat bare-handed. If you have been bitten or their saliva has come in contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth, seek medical attention.
  4. Call a wildlife rehabilitator in your area
 
Simply left alone, bats are harmless and highly beneficial. They are fascinating creatures, vital to the balance of nature around the world. Like most wild animals, bats prefer to avoid contact with humans. But in situations where bats and humans come into close proximity, it is important to understand how to prevent negative outcomes for humans AND bats.
— Bat Conservation International
 

Brigham Lab x SK Science Centre Bat Rescue Program

Most of the bats we have in Regina will hibernate for the winter using structures that humans have built (resourceful!). Usually this is fine, but sometimes they take a wrong turn, or get injured, and people find them. When that happens, the Brigham Lab and the SK Science Centre work together to make sure that they can survive the winter. // Photo courtesy of Anne Brigham

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