It is Maternity Season for Bats in Houston

Bats that have migrated south in the fall have returned to Houston for their mating season and have their babies. The mother bat carries the baby bat (called a pup) under her wings when she flies because the pups haven’t quite acquired the flying skill yet.

Sometimes, the heat and the extra weight of the baby results in some bats crash landing on the ground to rest. The result is that your dog or cat may discover the resting bats and find it irresistible to investigate. Because bats can carry Rabies, it is a good idea to make sure your pet is current on their vaccinations. It is also a good idea to make sure that you or  your children do not attempt to pick up the bats.  Once the bats have rested, she and her pup will mosey on home.


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