Flying into the new year! (OK, maybe sitting around eating mealworms, but a new year anyway)

A drawing of a bat with a headache by Kim O'Keefe.
We see a lot of bats with head injuries, and we’re very happy that Scarface at Salthaven can be released. However, we decided to use resident artist Kim O’Keefe’s booboo head image because Scarface’s injury takes a little getting used to. You can see Scarface for yourself at the link in the post.

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week and a happy New Year! To kick off the new year, I thought I would make this a happy blog post. I found a lovely article about a recently recovered bat in the Salthaven West Wildlife and Education Center in Saskatchewan, Canada.

He is an adorable Big Brown bat that will be released this May. He had very severe injuries when he came in, including a facial injury that rehabbers think came from a fight with another male bat. The injury had healed, but it left a bad scar. Because of this scar, his rehabbers named him Scarface. Despite his scary name, Scarface is very calm and happy for all the help he is receiving. He is staying in an enclosure much like the ones we have here at Save Lucy. The enclosure has a few other male bats, and some places for them to hang, hide and climb. The bats at the Center are kept awake all winter, even though they would be hibernating out in the wild. They get fed lots of mealworms to keep them happy and well fed. The bats at the Center are usually released back into the wild sometime in May, as long as they don’t still need help recovering from whatever brought them there in the first place. This year, Scarface will join the pack and fly back to his family.

If you would like to read more about little Scarface, you can find the article here.

I hope you all have a fantastic week! Happy New Year!

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