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(Courier Mail)   If you want to get rid of bats on your property in Australia, you can legally use lights, noise, netting, electric shock, poison, hot chilli spray, and now guns   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 38
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2012-12-16 07:58:13 AM
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
 
2012-12-16 07:59:19 AM
Cane Toads vs Bats: The Battle Begins


I'd watch it
 
2012-12-16 08:10:10 AM
Bat's are a real problem in some parts of Australia, when I was in high school our school had to shut down because the massive amount of batcrap made it a health hazard.
 
2012-12-16 08:11:20 AM

GungFu: Cane Toads vs Bats: The Battle Begins


In 3D?
 
2012-12-16 08:12:33 AM
A handful of BBs thrown straight up towards bats is very effective. The bats start tracking the BBs as insect targets, and give chase.

...Straight into the ground.

Gravity as kinetic poison maybe?
 
2012-12-16 08:27:10 AM
Isn't australia where they go out annually and beat flying fox fruit bats to death with baseball bats? I love flying foxes :(

/dnrtfa
 
2012-12-16 08:30:15 AM
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Would like a word....
 
2012-12-16 08:33:41 AM
I thought guns were strictly controlled and almost banned in Australia?
 
2012-12-16 08:35:42 AM
Yeah, good luck finding a gun, mate.
 
2012-12-16 08:37:25 AM
lolsheaven.com
 
2012-12-16 08:38:29 AM
Can't they use a Donk?
 
2012-12-16 08:57:50 AM
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2012-12-16 08:58:40 AM

Alleyoop:


Flying kangaroo??
WTH is that thing?


/with God as my witness...
 
2012-12-16 09:01:10 AM

sunblock_suppository: A handful of BBs thrown straight up towards bats is very effective. The bats start tracking the BBs as insect targets, and give chase.

...Straight into the ground.

Gravity as kinetic poison maybe?


Yeah, for most bats. But the bats in question here eat fruit, not insects. And if I'm not mistaken, flying foxes have somewhat better vision than most bats, so it'd be kinda hard to try and use their echolocation against them.
 
2012-12-16 09:12:54 AM
Are these native of are they invasive in Australia?
 
2012-12-16 09:18:49 AM

big pig peaches: Are these native of are they invasive in Australia?


Yep.
 
2012-12-16 09:25:20 AM
 
2012-12-16 09:31:35 AM
Back in the day in Littleton, NH, we called it batting practice. 410 only.
 
2012-12-16 09:52:32 AM

sunblock_suppository: A handful of BBs thrown straight up towards bats is very effective. The bats start tracking the BBs as insect targets, and give chase.

...Straight into the ground.

Gravity as kinetic poison maybe?


1) Fruit bats don't chase insects.
2) Don't you suppose that echolocation allows the bats to hear the ground approaching? Ground has a nearly infinitely larger sonar profile than a BB.
 
2012-12-16 10:00:28 AM
I don't get it. The story is that they can use guns for pest control again? So what?
 
2012-12-16 10:12:23 AM

Molavian: I don't get it. The story is that they can use guns for pest control again? So what?


Apparently Aussies don't each keep a handful of guns for culling the herd. They must like their fellow humans enough to trade the entertainment of the latest overnight deaths for sporting news instead.

Plus, teaching someone from the Northern Hemisphere how to walk upside down without falling off the earth is an expensive and time-consuming process.
 
2012-12-16 10:20:51 AM
in antarctica they have sea spiders
 
2012-12-16 10:58:51 AM

BitwiseShift: Apparently Aussies don't each keep a handful of guns for culling the herd. They must like their fellow humans enough to trade the entertainment of the latest overnight deaths for sporting news instead.



They sound sparsely populated.
 
2012-12-16 11:32:41 AM
The noise in your Australian attic might be Anne Frank trying to deal with lights, noise, netting, electric shock, poison, hot chilli spray. Well... not that the lights and noise would bother her.
 
2012-12-16 11:48:43 AM

LevonLongoria: sunblock_suppository: A handful of BBs thrown straight up towards bats is very effective. The bats start tracking the BBs as insect targets, and give chase.

...Straight into the ground.

Gravity as kinetic poison maybe?

1) Fruit bats don't chase insects.
2) Don't you suppose that echolocation allows the bats to hear the ground approaching? Ground has a nearly infinitely larger sonar profile than a BB.


He could train a flight of swallows to drop coconuts on them.

/African swallows obviously.
 
2012-12-16 12:31:47 PM

Kit Fister: I thought guns were strictly controlled and almost banned in Australia?


Controlled, yes, but it's easy enough to get a license for them. However, Semi-auto weapons are more strictly controlled, and you have to have a legitimate reason for needing one (being a farmer is one, for the purposes of pest control).

The only change being made here is that bats, which have been protected in the past from shooting, are now able to be shot if other methods have failed to move them. I'm not sure it's a great idea, but there are a lot of them about, and it's not going to endanger the species at least.
 
2012-12-16 12:34:33 PM

WelldeadLink: The noise in your Australian attic might be Anne Frank trying to deal with lights, noise, netting, electric shock, poison, hot chilli spray. Well... not that the lights and noise would bother her.


Being deaf, how is Miss Frank to know when she's making a racket blindly running into furniture?
 
2012-12-16 01:11:41 PM

dryknife: Can't they use a Donk?


Use a what?
 
2012-12-16 02:12:59 PM
We must ban bats. If there wer no bats, then people wouldn't be shooting at them.
 
2012-12-16 02:58:15 PM

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What was that quote? "Shooting bats on the wing with a shotgun and a head full of Jimson weed."

/Good times,man
 
2012-12-16 03:44:02 PM
So, only African flying foxes carry Ebola virus then? Good.
 
2012-12-16 09:53:28 PM
I'd love to observe (from a VERY safe distance) a bunch of people trying to shoot bats on the wing.
 
2012-12-17 08:41:07 AM
Man, I love the bats here in Australia, especially at this time of year.

If I stand on the balcony in the evening, I can see flocks- gigantic, massively numerous clouds of the, flying overhead. Tends to make me want to perch on the balcony railing with a cape.
 
2012-12-17 10:33:05 AM
and u can use bat salts obviously
 
2012-12-17 11:37:19 AM

ojin_migoto: If I stand on the balcony in the evening, I can see flocks- gigantic, massively numerous clouds of the, flying overhead.


Take a pic or video and post it
 
2012-12-17 11:47:10 AM
 
2012-12-17 02:47:50 PM
If you want to get rid of bats on your property anywhere, you're a farking idiot. They eat tons of bugs (literally) and reduce the need for pesticides. And they're harmless - the stories about trying to get into your hair are 100% bullcrap.
 
2012-12-17 07:35:35 PM

Bealach: If you want to get rid of bats on your property anywhere, you're a farking idiot. They eat tons of bugs (literally) and reduce the need for pesticides. And they're harmless - the stories about trying to get into your hair are 100% bullcrap.



If you mistake fruit bats for microbats because you didn't read the article, you're a farking idiot. They eat no bugs (literally) and destroy your fruit crops. And they're harmless - the stories about trying to get into your hair are 100% bullcrap.
 
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