One of them was caught and proved to be a juvenile serotine
Germany is the only country where several bat species other than serotine
With rare and threatened species including lesser horseshoe, greater horseshoe, serotine
and pipistrelle bats using buildings for summer and winter roosts, the bats' survival is increasingly dependent on the way traditional buildings are looked after.
The Bat Conservation Trust said it was aware of the rabies risk in only two of the 16 species of bat found in the UK - the Daubenton and the Serotine
The sightings include those of the UAE's "deadliest" snake, the saw-scaled viper, and the country's smallest bat, the Sind Batina Serotine
Most lyssavirus-infected bats have been found in north-central Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, and France); of these, >95% were serotine
bats (Eptesicus serotinus) infected by EBLV-1 (3-5).
There is a known serotine
bat nursery roost close to Pentwyn Farm Reserve so there may be sightings - or hearings - of one of the mammals.
To determine the presence of European bat lyssavirus type 1 in southern Spain, we studied 19 colonies of serotine
bats (Eptesicus isabellinus), its main reservoir, during 1998-2003.