Ok the people that said kill it and put a board of wood on it and stand on it. I hope you don't get unwell at some point and someone asks for help for
you and they get the same reply.
In the UK it is illegal to handle or disturb Bats unless it is to help them to safety or they are injured.
When you can handle or help a bat
A bat on the ground
It may just be exhausted or disorientated but it is in a very vulnerable position so should be moved out of danger and a wildlife rescue contacted
A bat caught by a cat
It will need urgent treatment with antibiotics or bacteria from the cats teeth could kill it
A bat flying around a house.
Close doors, turn off lights and open the windows as wide as possible and the bat should find its way out.
When you are to leave a bat alone
A bat hanging on a wall outside.
This is fairly common and as long as the bat isn’t in any immediate danger from people or predators it should be left alone.
Bats flying around during the day
It is not unusual for bats to hunt in daylight at certain times of the year.
Bats found in a loft or roofspace.
It is common for bats to roost in buildings and illegal to disturb them.
If you find a bat and it is any of the first three then that's all you need to do it put on some Gloves and the easiest way I find is to get a box put
some holes in the lid and then use a small peace of card and scoop it under the bat and then lower the card with the bat on it in to the box and put
on the lid (with a towel on the bottom of the Box). Bats are very small normally and if you are heavy handed you could cause more problems. once in
the box then put the box up high with the lid off. if the bat was just a little sleepy then it will be gone by the morning if its still there put the
lid back on the box and take to your local RSPCA centre or to you local vet and they are bound by law to help wild animals.
If the bat has been caught or attacked by your cat then the bat is in more danger than your cat as they can get very ill and will need antibiotics to
stop it from developing fatal septicaemia.
Yet again if you live in the UK then you can get more advice by ringing 0345 1300 228 this line is open between 8am and 22.30pm. You can also report
people to this line that are seen hurting of causing bats problems and they could be prosecuted.