The threatened common pipistrelle bat is making a welcome comeback in Scotland.

Midge-eating bats make a comeback in Scotland.
Midge-eating bats make a comeback in Scotland.

Numbers are up nearly 80% in the last six years. The tiny bat (the animals are typically 3-5cm long) can eat 3000 midges in a night – which should make the flying mammal popular with anyone who’s ever camped in a swarm of the bloodsucking insects. The revival is believed have been aided by new protection measures and the use of less harmful chemicals in roofing work. Read more: scotsman.com

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