August 28, 2014 12:42 am

Wildlife Rescue Association has a warning after six bats caught in glue trap in Abbotsford

Courtesy Wildlife Rescue Association

Six bats had to be rescued after getting caught up in a glue trap in Abbotsford.

The bats were found inside a barn on Tuesday stuck in a glue trap meant to catch flies and bugs.

Two bats did not survive the ordeal: one lost a foot and died soon after arrival, and the second one had to be euthanized because its torn wing could not be repaired.

It took hours to wash the glue off the surviving four bats.

They are now in the care of the Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby.

Spokesperson Linda Bakker says it is by far the worst sticky trap case they have seen in many years.

Every summer, the association treats animals caught up in glue traps, and is reminding people using them to ensure wildlife does not get trapped.

The association provides a wildlife helpline. For wildlife in distress, call 604-526-7275.

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