A feathered-tailed dragonfly is being released into the wild in southern Ontario.
The Toronto Raptor Project posted a photo on Facebook on Friday of the feathered dragonfly, which is about the size of a catfish.
“It’s a feathered bat with wings and a little tail,” said a spokesperson for the Toronto Raptors Project.
“It is the first time a featled bat has been captured in Ontario.
It was taken by a volunteer, and brought into the Raptor Field Station, where it was released into a wild habitat in an effort to educate and educate the public about the importance of releasing bats.”
The bat’s release is a part of the Raptors’ efforts to educate the community about the threats bats pose to people.
“In a society that has been built around the idea of protecting humans, we need to protect the bat as well,” said Raptor Projects spokesperson Dan DeCristofaro.
“We have to start to make sure that when people walk down the street, they’re seeing bat populations that are not there and we can get them to be a little bit more aware of where bats are and where they’re going to be going to.”
The Toronto Raptors Project said the bat was released as part of a rehabilitation program, and it is not the first bat that has escaped from its habitat.
The Raptor projects spokesperson said the project was able to capture a few other bat species before the featled one.