Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of photographing Sarah Curran and the grey headed flying foxes she rehabilitates. She has rescued thousands of bats in the last 7 years. This flying fox is being treated by Sarah for wounds sustained by the fruit nets put over orchards to protect the produce. These beautiful animals get entangled in the large-mesh netting and thousands of them die there. Farmers can protect bats by using a small-mesh netting instead. What you see at the top right of this photo is a bandage over an exposed bone and torn skin. Sarah is incredibly passionate about what she does as a wildlife rescuer and carer and animal physiotherapist. You can follow her work here at @sarahsbats or on Facebook. It's really important to learn about bats and how important they are to the ecosystem. They should be protected and revered, not killed. They pollinate so much of the forest including the eucalyptus trees. Many small species of bats are insectarians and keep forests clear of insects that can damage and even decimate forests.
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