Bat lying on the floor.
Bat lying on the floor.

Yesterday we received a call about a bat in a cold air return vent. This isn’t very common during these cold winter months. Especially this winter. Upon inspection of the home we removed the vent cover of the cold air return vent. We then inspected the wall cavity with our inspection camera. No bat was located in the cold air return vent. We then checked the attic and found no signs of a colony living there. The home owner asked if we would check out the basement for the bat and to our surprise we found this dormant bat lying on the floor. The homeowner asked if it was dead? It was not. bats this time of year can drop their heart rate down to about 25 beats per minute and live off their stored body fats. A normal heart rate for a bat during it’s most active months August and September is about 400 beats per minute. We were able to remove the bat and relocate it to a sheltered barn area.

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