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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 12:09PM

"Austin's resident bats are Mexican free-tailed bats, which migrate each spring from central Mexico to various roosts all over the southwestern U.S. On their nightly flights the bats eat anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects, including mosquitoes and harmful agricultural pests."
https://www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/outdoors/bat-watching/

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Posted by: pollythinks ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 02:04PM

I went to church with my grandmother in Utah, and there was a bat flying around the room. Hard to do anything besides watch the bat flying around the top of the room. :)

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 02:26PM

I was thinking cricket bat.
https://m.youtube.com/watch/7L2qP-xQ_7o

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 02:33PM

Would take awhile for cricket bats to kill 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 05:31PM

Then you'd better get started!

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 11:29AM

Can I borrow your bats?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 12:38PM

Oh darn, too late. Your wife borrowed the last of ours early this morning.

Those dark blobs in your omelette? Not mushrooms.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 12:53PM


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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 12:55PM

I'm not going to ask how you know about that dish.

Not.going.to.ask.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 12:01PM

"Unlike fruit bats in other countries, the fruit bats of the Seychelles are free of viruses and are safe to eat. They also make very good pets. I had one as a pet and it was called her ‘Tililine’."

A pet you can eat! Best of both worlds? The best world? A batty world?

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 05:36PM

Bats might not be the most cuddly of animals at first glance, but they surely are our friends.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 05:47PM

Don't call me Shirley.

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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 06:26PM

bats are exmo friends ~


bats should not be exmo food ~


hard pass on bat soup ~

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 06:39PM

Ah yes, but don't miss the brain-sickles. Those are the best!

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 07:15PM

Using bats as food did not go well for Wuhan. Or the rest of us, for that matter.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 10:45PM

bat guano: good for the garden...

bat + *humans* = disease

Isn't this where C-19 originated?

Anyway, I'm a bat fan... from a distance. Great watching 'em fly.

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Posted by: ookami ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 06:43PM

There are people who DON'T think bats are cuddly and our friends? Weird.

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 08:42PM

As well as eating bugs they also pollinate and spread seeds. The flying fox is reforesting AU after the fires. I know people who are care givers for them. You must have special shots and special training. Truly fascinating creatures. If you are interested check out Youtube for flying fox rescue or release. You can also look on FB.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: January 12, 2021 10:52PM

In your belfry.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 12:56PM

The ones in the belfry are dingbats.

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Posted by: logged out today ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 12:24AM

And ANOTHER spider video for your viewing pleasure (On Topic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRQaCvCZeTo


OK, one more for you Texans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-alhc-IDhU

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 11:11AM

Batter Batter Batter.... SWING!

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Posted by: sd ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 04:55PM

standing on the apartment building roof with a tennis racket on my mission in Taiwan and trying to whack them of the sky. They were so fast, they could turn in a nano second and avoid being hit. Holy swing and miss Batman!

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 06:52PM

Yeah, you probably pissed them off--and look what ensued. . .

When were you in Taiwan?

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 10:47PM

You were playing "tennis" with a bat? That's no way to play baseball. No wonder you lost.

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 01:19PM

sd Wrote:
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> standing on the apartment building roof with a
> tennis racket on my mission in Taiwan and trying
> to whack them of the sky. They were so fast, they
> could turn in a nano second and avoid being hit.
> Holy swing and miss Batman!


My Dad said when he was a kid, he'd go out with a tennis racket and hold a lite match in front of the racket and the bats would come flying in and get fooled by the match.

I've never tried it to see if it really works.

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Posted by: Void K. Packer ( )
Date: January 13, 2021 09:37PM

I have 5 bat houses on my house. At least 3 get used. I am not sure with the others since the, errr, digested bugs (you know the term I'm thinking) is not readily visible.

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Posted by: Mother Who Knows ( )
Date: January 14, 2021 01:43AM

Ah, memories.

We used to to spend the night in St. George, Utah, on our way to somewhere else, and there was nothing to do in that town except watch the bats at dusk. It was mesmerizing, silent, and time stood still.

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