"A heat wave has been forecast from this weekend. High temperatures can cause heat stress in bats. and many of our flying foxes are pregnant or carrying young pups so we need to protect them. High temperatures can be fatal for flying foxes, so if you live near a camp, please keep an eye out for any strange behaviour, like bats climbing to lower parts of the trees or a steady stream of bats water dipping to drink or cool down. If you see these signs, contact us on 0488 228 134 or the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL. It's also a great idea to leave water out for our other native wildlife and birds as they will be feeling the heat too."
Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD Inc. operates a Rescue Line for bat rescue advice and assistance. The Rescue Line services the Greater Brisbane Area including Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands and Pine Rivers. See our Rescue page for some general tips on what to do if you find a bat in trouble.