Goal Line Rescue: Queensland Bats Treated After Getting Tangled in Soccer Net

A Queensland-based rescue center for bats recently took in a pair of flying foxes that had been found caught up in a child’s soccer net.

Footage of the pair was posted online by Queensland-based Denise Wade, who has been caring for injured baby bats for more than a decade.

The October 15 footage features the mother (given the name Susan by Wade) and tiny baby being swaddled up together, with the mother being fed by Wade.

“On this occasion, it was a child’s backyard soccer net that trapped poor Susan and her baby,” Wade wrote in her description of the video. Wade treated the mother’s injuries to help get it ready to “properly” take care of its infant.

When posting the footage to Facebook, a picture showing Susan’s plight in the soccer net was shared, showing the bat trapped in the netting of a mini soccer goal.

Attending to the injured bats at her home in Rochedale South, she regularly shares updates on the animals to her Batzilla the Bat YouTube and Facebook pages. Credit: Batzilla the Bat via Storyful

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