Submitted by Steve on 16:31, 22nd May, 2019 | 0

We see all sorts of animals, of all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Last week a pipistrelle bat was found in St Martins and brought into the GSPCA.

After two nights of care and a full health check ‘Coca Cola’ as the female bat was called was able to be returned back to the wild.

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant and Bat Volunteer said “The bat that was rescued last week was a female.”

“She had old scares on her wings, that thankfully had all healed but that’s what the white marks were.”

“She was very hungry and eating about 4 mario worms each feed and was defiantly the most vocal bat I’ve had in my care.”

“I released her back in the area where she was found and it was wonderful to see her fly off back to the wild.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Each year we help 10 to 20 bats a year for various reason from those lucky like Coca Cola with little wrong to those with cut wings from cat scratches.”

“We love to see wildlife returned back to the wild and we very much need new facilities for the 2000+ wild animals and birds that come through our care and appealing for support for a new Wildlife Hospital.”

“There are many ways to support our Wildlife Hospital appeal and for anyone wanting to donate please see the links online, call 257261 or pop in to the GSPCA in St Andrews.”

“If you find a sick or injured bat please ensure you ick them up carefully with gloves or use a towel, blanket or something to protect your skin so they can’t bite you as their teeth are very sharp and the can carry possible life threatening illnesses to humans.”

“For advice on finding a sick or injured animals please call 01481 257261 or see our website via .”

To find out more on the Wildlife Hospital Build Appeal please go to


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