This pipistrelle bat was brought in to us, after being found in the daytime. Like the brown long-eared bat from last week, pipistrelle bats hibernate and are not usually seen out at this time of year.
Interesting facts: There are more than 1,200 bat species in the world! Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide.
I like English things. I think English animals and forests are really cool. I like English gardens. I like the idea of the squirrel. I like moths, because they’re so tatty. They’re just so English. Crap butterflies. I like crap animals. Mammals that are tiny and you never see them because they’re rubbish. If you see a documentary about them you just turn it over. If it’s about frogs you think ‘aaah noooo,’ but if it’s about hyenas you watch it. British mammals, I’m bringing them back in.