bat rescued by wildlife carers after getting stuck on a thistle
tiny bat is being cared for by rescuers from East Huntspill's
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre after getting stuck on a thistle.
The creature was found well and truly stuck after it became attached
to the plant near Shapwick Heath.
he was spotted by keen wildlife photographer Lynne Newton who
cut the stem of the thistle and brought the bat into Secret World
The centre's carer Josie Nott told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
bat was extremely lucky to have been found by Lynne. He would
surely have perished in the sun if he hadn't been rescued so quickly."
The plucky little chap did not sustain any serious injuries and
has been successfully released back into the wild.
Lynne added: "I have photographed wildlife for years but
this is the first time I have ever been so close to a bat. I didnt
realise how tiny they are and to be able to release it back into
the wild was just amazing."
Secret World say they have rescued many bats during the busy
summer season, most of which will be returned back into the wild.