Bat Mortality Reporting

Please report any sick,dying, or dead bats.

Report Sick, unusually behaving, or dead bats

FWC is interested in finding out more about the health of bats in Florida. Please help us monitor bat populations in Florida for possible cases of White Nose Syndrome (WNS). Although WNS is not known to be in Florida, FWC is interested in any hearing reports about sick and dying bats.

If you have been bitten by a bat or found a bat in your home (especially in a child's bedroom) please immediately contact your county health department. Anyone in Florida who finds bats that appear sick, or are acting in an unusual manner, should report that information by calling FWC's Wildlife Health Hotline phone number 1-866-293-9282 or emailing the form below. Please do not directly handle bats.

 





 

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