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Britain's largest bat

Duration: 01:27

A bat expert brings a bat out from a nest box for Bill Oddie to see. It is a female noctule bat, the biggest British bat, though despite a wingspan of 16 inches she in reality quite small - big long wings but a tiny body! The bat boxes have been put up to give the bats a helping hand, because habitat loss means there are fewer natural roost sites for them. Bats don't carry disease, so there is no reason for people to be scared of them - and this one is quite cute.

Available since: Thu 20 May 2010

Credits

Presenter
Bill Oddie
Participant
Shirley Martin
Participant
Dennis Nelson
Producer
Hilary Jeffkins
Director
Anuschka De Rohan

This clip is from

Bill Oddie Goes Wild Series 1, Lake District

2/6 Bill Oddie visits the Lake District in late Autumn.

First broadcast: 12 Jan 2001

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