This Megabat black male caught on barbed wire by ankle and fingers two and three from thumb, 160g 147mm, was rushed to local vet for first aid. However, he died in my arms. Possibly due to stress. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). He was able to die in rest and comfort as pain relief (needle) was giving.
The road was busy with cars, trucks and planes flying right over head. so he didn't get any relief/rest from the noise all morning.
While I was there, I noticed approx 1km square worth of barbed wire just about to be put up for a new car storage lot. Useless! They will just drive thru the fence if they want what you have in storage. Use cameras instead.
re Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) - long description.
Is a serious disorder in which the proteins that control blood clotting become over active.
When you are injured, proteins in the blood that form blood clots travel to the injury site to help stop bleeding. If you have DIC, these proteins become abnormally active throughout the body. This may be due to inflammation, infection, or cancer.
Small blood clots form in the blood vessels. Some of these clots can clog the vessels and cut off blood supply to organs such as the liver, brain, or kidneys. Lack of blood flow can damage the organ and it may stop working properly.
Over time, the clotting proteins in your blood are consumed or "used up." When this happens, you have a high risk of serious bleeding, even from a minor injury or without injury. You may also have bleeding that starts spontaneously (on its own). The disease can also cause healthy red blood cells to break up when they travel through the small vessels that are filled with clots.
Risk factors for DIC include:
Blood transfusion reaction
Cancer, especially certain types of leukemia
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
Infection in the blood, especially by bacteria or fungus
Pregnancy complications (such as placenta that is left behind after delivery)
Recent surgery or anesthesia
Severe tissue injury (as in burns and head injury)
Large hemangioma (a blood vessel that is not formed properly)
Bleeding, possibly from many sites in the body
Drop in blood pressure
Lack of blood flow to the arms, legs, or vital organs