The brown long-eared bat visits my office in Devizes

A more unusual visitor to my office!

The brown long-eared bat is easy to identify because of their unmistakable ears, which are almost as long as their body. In flight, their ears are held upright, but they curl back like ram’s horns or are tucked under their wings when the bat is at rest.   These ears look rather like a pair of boxing gloves, I think…

Maybe I should take comfort to read that they frequently roost in houses, often in large open roof spaces of older buildings and generally roost singly or in small groups.

But it did only stay the one night!

long eared bat in office in Devizes