We have Pipistrelle Bats here and today for the first time since moving here 17 years ago I found 1 lying on the ground this morning. I so very nearly trod on it. It was not happy to see me and obviously because it was frightened i got a birdseye view of it's teeth! I got a spatula and was able to pick it up without touching it and it is now in the airing cupboard in a cardboard box with holes in it plus a scrunched up bit of kitchen roll, little thing of water and a tiny drop of cat food in the vain hope it eats something. I checked it about 1/2 an hour ago and it is hanging upside down holding onto the kitchen paper. It doesn't look injured and all it's arms and legs are working and it is squeaking when I open the lid to the box. I tried the bat rescue lot but they don't have anybody who lives close. Reluctant to take it to a vet as they have a reputation of not being very helpful with wildlife (no money in it!). I am thinking I might try and see if it will fly off after dark. Good idea? I am wondering if the gales we had has something to do with this and it has maybe be blown off course. Any advice much appreciated. I am quite knowledgeable about a fair number of animals but bats isn't 1 of them.