More than 300 bats were found dead in an orchard at Belghat village in Khajani range. The death of a large number of bats suddenly during corona has ceased panic among the villagers.
A large number of dead bats were seen on Tuesday morning at Dhruv Narayan Shahi Bagh in Belghat. Crowds of villagers rushed to the spot. Taking necessary precautions, they collected the dead bats. Forest dept says the cause of death is not entirely clear. Suddenly the heat has risen. There is no water in the ponds around. It is feared that bats have died due to heat.
Villagers point out that the bats lived on the Behera tree located a short distance from the spot, whose owner is Rohit Shahi. Some bats were also seen dead at about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. Some bats were also dead on the tree. DFO says all bats belong to fruit VAT species. Samples are being sent to Bareilly for post mortem.
Dr. Sai Kumar, principal scientist of the IRI (Indian Veterinary Research Institute), says that the bats are not necessarily killed due to heat, but it can only be seen by the post-mortem report or the forest department officials. While talking about Bareilly so far, there are a large number of bats in Bareilly. Especially in the Cantt board, but so far no virus from those bats has come to the fore to reach human beings. Nor has such a large number of bats ever died.