Bats found dead, injured under Tucson bridge

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of bats have been found beaten and left for dead under a highway bridge on Tucson’s south side.

A jogger found the bats along a wash under a Benson Highway bridge Monday night.

They were lying on the ground chirping in pain from broken bones and internal injuries.

Of the 33 bats, 20 were already dead and 12 were euthanized.

The Tucson Wildlife Center is caring for the sole surviving bat. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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