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What should I do if I see a dead bat?

If you come across a dead bat, call animal control services to see if they can safely remove the animal. In some instances, such services might not be immediately available. Under these circumstances, follow the below steps to safely discard the dead bat.

  • Get a cardboard box or Tupperware container.
  • Place it over the bat.
  • Slide a cardboard or plastic lid under the box/container so that the bat is confined within.
  • Remove it from the area until animal control services can arrive to safely dispose of the bat.

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