Bats plunge to ground in cold; saved by incubators, fluids


              A Mexican free-tailed bats hangs out in an incubator after getting some fluids in it as it recovers from last week's freeze on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Houston. The freezing temperatures caused the bats to go into hypothermic shock, lose their grip on their habitat and fall to the ground. Over 1500 bats were rescued from the Waugh Street Bridge and in Pearland since last Friday. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
            
              Mexican free-tailed bats huddle in an incubator as they recover from last week's freeze on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Houston. The freezing temperatures caused the bats to go into hypothermic shock, lose their grip on their habitat and fall to the ground. Over 1500 bats were rescued from the Waugh Street Bridge and in Pearland since last Friday. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
            
              Mary Warwick, wildlife director for the Houston Humane Society, talks about the Mexican free-tailed bat as some recover in incubators at the facility from last week's freeze on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Houston. The freezing temperatures caused the bats to go into hypothermic shock, lose their grip on their habitat and fall to the ground.  (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
            
              Lissette Salazar injects warm fluid into a Mexican free-tailed bat at Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Houston. Over 1500 bats were rescued from the Waugh Street Bridge and in Pearland since Friday. The center warmed up the bats in an incubator, then inject them with fluid to keep them from dehydrating and starving. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
            
              A bat stretches out its wings after getting some fluids at the Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Houston. Over 1500 bats were rescued from the Waugh Street Bridge and in Pearland since last Friday. The center warmed up the bats in an incubator, then inject them with fluid to keep them from dehydrating and starving. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
            
              Mary Warwick, wildlife director for the Houston Humane Society, holds a Mexican free-tailed bat as it recovers from last week's freeze on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 in Houston. The freezing temperatures caused the bats to go into hypothermic shock, lose their grip on their habitat and fall to the ground. Over 1500 bats were rescued from the Waugh Street Bridge and in Pearland since Friday. The public is welcome to watch them release almost 700 of bats on Wednesday at 5:30 at Waugh Street Bridge in Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Bats plunge to ground in cold; saved by incubators, fluids