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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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My parents have an un-invited guest in their attic!

Say hello to "buzz"

seriously, have you ever held a bat? they buzz like crazy
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 02:04 AM
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Bats are cute, they purr when they're happy.

We do bat rehab, although is being a quiet year atm, so no bats yet.
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Aww...I don't care what anyone says...bats are cute!

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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I think i'm the only one at my mom's house who isn't affraid of the bats when they come in... we had one, that got out during the day, and he kept trying to bite, so unfortunatly, we had to kill him... I cried so hard, I just wanted to pick him up and put him out like all the others....

Most of the bats are pretty easy going, and the little sonar buzz they make is so cute.... it really does vibrate your whole inside when they direct it towards you, very interesting feeling.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 08:34 PM
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Awww, I love bats! At my parents place I used to get little brown bats in my bedroom all the time!! They were so sweet!!! And they kept the mosquitos at bay!

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 02:02 AM
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If a bat tries to bite, cover it up with a piece of cloth, they normally calm down a lot when they can't see anything, whihc makes it a lot easier to move them around, and a lot less stressful for the bat, also a thick pair of gloves will make it easier to pick the bat up without risk of getting bitten,

Although if the bats you have are a lot bigger than the ones we have, then that isn't true. Ours range from 12cm nose to toes, to 2.5cm nose to toes.

And putting a bit of cloth over a bat will normally make it settle down very fast
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If a bat tries to bite, cover it up with a piece of cloth, they normally calm down a lot when they can't see anything, whihc makes it a lot easier to move them around, and a lot less stressful for the bat, also a thick pair of gloves will make it easier to pick the bat up without risk of getting bitten,

Although if the bats you have are a lot bigger than the ones we have, then that isn't true. Ours range from 12cm nose to toes, to 2.5cm nose to toes.

And putting a bit of cloth over a bat will normally make it settle down very fast
this one bat was INSANE
he was actually attacking .... my dad killed it and threw it in the fireplace after it died... he was afraid it had rabies or something *not the brightest guy in the world, he should have had it tested*
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 07:33 AM
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In those cirsumstances I agree, picking it up would not be sensible, sounds like it may have been injured or something

The type of rabies that bats gets will make them go quiet, and although they will attack anyhting that tries to handle them, they will mainly attempt to crawl into a small space, and hide away from everything.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 08:54 PM
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yes bats are really neat i love going to our local zoo and watching the bat exhibit
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 06:10 PM
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Wink bats

Bats are cute. I love mice and they look like mice with wings lol


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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 10:43 PM
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I never had any experience with bats while I was rehabbing. Someone did bring one in to the ER clinic while I was working there and the dr insisted that only one person touch it and rubber gloves be worn. It was a little feller (fruit bat?). I was taught in working with animals that it was always a bit better to guess on the wild side. (And guess who has scars to show she learned her lesson well?)

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