Report a bat
The growing threat of white nose syndrome has put a strain on state and federal wildlife officials across the United States and here in Tennessee. You can help by reporting any suspicious bats you see, especially during the upcoming winter months.
If you see any of the following
- Dead or dying bats, especially in groups of 5 or more
- Bats with fuzzy or white fungus on their nose or wings
- Bats flying during the day or in very cold weather
Please consider filling out a Suspicious Bat Reporting Form.
Remember bat are wild animals and can carry dangerous diseases (see the Bats and Rabies page) so please to not touch any bats. If you can safely take a picture of the suspicious bat please submit the photo(s) along with the reporting form. If a bat or any mammal known to carry the rabies virus is found in your home or is brought into your home by a family pet, you should contact the local health department and your general physician to determine if any medical attention is necessary. Thank you for your help with this important matter.