By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 14:15 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 14:17 BST, 22 July 2019
A baby bat smaller than a two pound coin has being been nursed back to health after falling down a chimney.
The tiny bat is believed to be a young pipistrelle, a diminutive species which sees fully-grown adults reach around just five grams (0.17oz) in body weight.
It was brought into the Wildlife Aid Foundation centre in Surrey after a homeowner discovered it in their fireplace.
The nocturnal animal hadn't sustained any injuries after its tumble but was found to be dehydrated.
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A bat smaller than a two pound coin is being been nursed back to full health after falling down a chimney. The tiny bat is believed to be a baby pipistrelle (pictured)
Pipistrelle bats are extremely common across most of the UK and