CHAPTER 4 C ATCHING BATS 46 3 First clear the feet and tail. 4 Hold the body firmly and free the extended or less-tangled wing. 5 Next free the head. At this stage the bat must beheld firmly to avoid re-entanglement. Once the head is free, change the grip to restrain the movement of the head and prevent the bat biting. 6 Wings may need to be opened to disentangle them. 1 In the net. 2 Opening the bag. Figure 4.9 Removing a bat from a mist-net. Many variations on this method are possible and training and experience are essential.
4.5 ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT 47 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 4.5 Additional equipment It is important to have suitable equipment to help with the swift removal of a bat from a trap and to hold it safely until released.