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 are one of the smallest known species.
They live up to five years on average and weigh only a few