Wrapped Up

I was out early to capture wet leaves for today's October word challenge but the cattle drew my attention to this poor flying fox caught on a barbed wire fence. I was able to release him and he found his way into my bottle brush tree where he spent about an hour licking his wounds and preening himself. It had rained during the night and he was a mess. But eventually he calmed down and wrapped himself up for sleep. I hope he will be recovered enough to fly tonight.
He looks so big! This is a great shot of something I never see - we just have bats and even they are elusive.
Superb!
posted October 2nd, 2017  
wow its a hard life
posted October 2nd, 2017  
What a wonderful photo and poignant story!
posted October 2nd, 2017  
What a marvelous find and good deed!
posted October 2nd, 2017  
Congratulations on your wildlife rescue :) He looks like he will recover. fav for the photo, the bat and the deed :)
posted October 2nd, 2017  
A wonderful find and a great rescue mission. Fav!! 😀
posted October 2nd, 2017  
Well done you. The fruit bats are the most amazing creatures, I'm rather fond of them
posted October 2nd, 2017  
I'm impressed that you were able to rescue this creature. And capture a great image of the result.
posted October 2nd, 2017  
Well done Margaret, you were a true hero!
posted October 2nd, 2017  
Is a flying fox the same as a bat? Good for you for rescuing him/her!
posted October 2nd, 2017  
I am so pleased you could release him/her. Thank you for sharing.
@maggiemae they are a species of bat Maggiemae :)
posted October 3rd, 2017  
oh and we have bats visiting our bottle brush at night - I love hearing them but need to remember not to leave washing out overnight hahahaha
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Good to hear you were able to help and a super capture of it hanging about. Fav
posted October 3rd, 2017  
I'm glad you were able to free him ok. They have some nasty claws on them.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
I don't like them, but wouldn't wish that fate on one. The wretched things thieved all last year's apricots (chewed through the bird netting, all the apples, and started in on the passionfruit. Definitely not welcome in our back yard.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Oh what a beauty! Well done for rescuing him, hope he does well.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
A great close up
posted October 4th, 2017  
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