Conservancy of SWFL saves hundreds of baby bats from severe storms
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NAPLES Fla.- The Conservancy of Southwest Florida came to the rescue Tuesday after hundreds of bats were left homeless and hurt from strong storms.
Director of the Wildlife Hospital Joanna Fitzgerald said employees and volunteers worked overtime to make sure the baby bats got a clean bill of health.
"We fed them, got them warmed and settled in for the night while we tried to figure out a plan to re-nest them." Fitzgerald said.
The wicked weather that hit Southwest Florida over the past few days is what Fitzgerald said caused the creatures to fall from their homes that are usually nestled in palm trees.
"Babies are up in the fronds, some in the big seed pods, so the high winds and heavy rains can knock those fronds or seed pods down and the little babies just come tumbling down with them." Fitzgerald said.