When it became apparent that the bats were in imminent danger, a team of rescuers from Bat World Sanctuary drove the five hours down to Houston, and have since been working tirelessly to capture battered and weakened bats.
The team has been treating their injuries and providing them with emergency fluids, electrolytes, food and antibiotics. In just one night the team rescued 200 bats, releasing 100 to 130 back into the wild after treatment.
Many bats who managed to escape sought shelter wherever they could, flying into parking garages, office buildings and houses, Lollar explained. “We’re still getting calls about bats who are hanging from screen porches and in people’s yards where they found temporary refuge and are still just too dazed and confused to make their way back.”