Does the Bat need rescuing?
Signs that a bat is in trouble are:
Rescuing a Bat
Relocating a Bat
Contact details for Bat Rescues
Bats and Disease
This information is provided by Bats Qld, on behalf of Bat Care Brisbane. Used with permission.
Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABL) is rare, not all bats have the virus. Less than 0.5% of the population of free-living bats Australia-wide may have the virus. The virus may be transmitted by a deep bite into nerve tissue or a deep scratch from an infected animal. Any wild animal in pain or frightened is more likely to bite.
DO NOT TOUCH BATS!
If you are bitten or scratched by a bat, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water for a least 5 minutes. Inform your local doctor as soon as possible. Also please inform the rescuer as the bat will have to be euthanased so it can be tested for ABL. So please do not try to help sick or injured animals yourself.