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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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I caught this eastern small-footed bat on the third floor today and let him go after dusk. He's the second bat I've caught here, and the sixth I've ever caught in my life. I've got gloves on cause these guys have some sharp teeth and bite hard!










Hey, it's better than Slimyfeathery, right?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 11:12 PM
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Very cool. How did you manage to catch it? Are they friendly?

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Cool pics!

Just a word of caution, and not to sound like a jerk, but please be careful. This spring there were 2 bats found in my area (North East Michigan) that had rabies.....something that has not been seen in this area in the past 50 years. Earlier this summer they also discovered a raccoon with rabies. Kind of scary!


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 01:37 AM
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How neat! I'm with beansale - how on earth did you catch it?

And I second Scarlette, as we're seeing quite a bit of Rabies in this area compared to previous years.

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He was in the hallway on the third floor. I caught him in the same manor you catch a loose parakeet, by throwing a towel over him. The trick with bats is they're just a million times more maneauverable than a bird :p Since they have echolocation, you really have to trap them in a corner before you can catch them, but I've had practice.

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