Bat with ripped wing saved in King's Lynn

Bat with ripped wing saved in King's Lynn

Published by Beth Pridding
2:00pm 13th April 2020.

A bat with a ripped wing has been saved in King's Lynn. 

The RSPCA were called after the bat had been found unable to fly in Old Vicarage car park on Saturday, April 4. 

The bat seemed unable to fly, so they called the RSPCA's emergency line, where they were advised to keep the bat safe and secure until dusk, allowing it time to rest, before seeing if it was able to be released and fly away once dark. 

Unfortunately, the bat was still unable to fly, and so inspector Jason Finch was called to help.

Jason said: 

"The caller did the right thing in keeping the bat safe until dusk, and seeing if he was able to fly. Wild animals benefit from having as little contact with us humans as possible, and if he was able to fly off that would have been the best for him. However, he was clearly in need of help when he still wasn't able to fly that evening, so I collected him in a box from outside the caller's home, and took him to RSPCA East Winch wildlife centre.

"After being examined, it seems he has a tear to the very fine skin on one of his wings, but with some rest and care, he is otherwise bright and alert, and should make a good recovery and be able to be released in time. He was lucky to have been found by the person who called us for help, they undoubtedly saved his life."