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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bats

Frequently asked questions about bats:

Bats are not dangerous to humans.

Bats will not bite people.

Bats have small eyes with very sensitive vision, which helps them see in dim conditions. They also use their ears to help navigate in total darkness.

If you find a bat in your house it is likely lost. Some people believe bats in the home to be a sign of protection.

Bats found in Europe do not drink blood.

Bats found in Europe cannot kill a person. Species found in places such as Australia can transmit diseases such as rabies but this is not something to worry about in the UK.

If a bat touches you, remain calm to avoid frightening the animal. It will not hurt you.

Bats in the UK are protected by law and should not be scared away or put at risk of being harmed.

Contrary to myth, bats are not blind. Bats have small eyes with very sensitive vision, which helps them see in dim conditions. They also use their ears to help navigate in total darkness.

Bats will not attack you.

Bats may swoop above you while foraging for food but it is unlikely to be intentional.