I know you all love babies, but what about baby bats?!? Get ready for an awesome story and some super cool pictures!
We had one heck of a storm last night here in Manhattan, KS. I’ve never heard wind like that before. Before the kids went to bed, we were watching the insanity from their bedroom window and they were calling out to the trees to hold on tight! I was trying to get a cute silhouette picture of them playing, but it had already gotten too dark. Somehow I snagged this shot right as a flash of lightning lit up the sky behind them.
I had to send my son over to his tennis lesson and retrieve my daughter between phone calls to try and figure out what I could possibly do to help these tiny babies. I first called my friend who is the exotic animals coordinator for the Riley County Humane Society. She suggested I reach out to the Milford Nature Center. When the woman I spoke to said they were already spending too much time nursing 6 other baby bat rescues, I decided to keep calling around, but fortunately, after I’d gotten thumbs down from Sunset Zoo and the KSU Vet School and couldn’t reach anyone at the recommended Bat Conservation International number, the Milford Nature Center person texted me to say she was sending someone my way.