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(KHOU Houston)   Sure, you may have had to walk there uphill, both ways, in the snow, but at least your school wasn't infested with aggressive bats. "They're in the hallways chasing people"   (khou.com) divider line 14
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2013-03-20 08:09:00 AM  
3 votes:

ReapTheChaos: "Because bats are protected by state and federal regulations"

Why the hell are these things protected? They're farking vermin, no better than rats.


Unlike rats, these "vermin' help keep insect population way down. You think the occasional rabies victim is a problem? How about rampant malaria from the mosquito infestation that would surely follow an eradication effort.

Heck, those things are way cuter than rats (at least, feral rats). If that were my school, I'd be setting up no-harm trapping methods, and I'm certain my wife would make me at least have her come visit. We're batfans (if you can tell).

I'd rather a few flying mammals than brazillions of flying arthropods.
2013-03-20 07:36:58 AM  
3 votes:
I thought those bat eating spiders were EVERYWHERE!!1!!!

/guess not
2013-03-20 02:20:18 PM  
2 votes:

ReapTheChaos: "Because bats are protected by state and federal regulations"

Why the hell are these things protected? They're farking vermin, no better than rats.


Generally speaking, they eat about half their bodyweight in insects every single night, and spread pollen, primarily for desert plants.  Some plants are pollinated only by bats.

While they can carry rabies, they probably aren't any more susceptible, or more likely as individuals, to be infected than any other wild animal.  It's very, very unlikely that they are actually "chasing people".  It looks like that when they are trying to find an escape route because they have shiatty aerodynamics, and tend to drop down from high corners to get flight speed.  People tend to stand in the middle of the space and then think the bats are attacking.

Bats are our good buddies.
2013-03-20 07:59:07 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-03-20 02:31:50 PM  
1 votes:

SuperChuck: Wicked Chinchilla: They better give out some rabies vaccines (or at least the option to).  It is not uncommon for bats to be carriers of said disease.
/and it has just barely under a 100% mortality rate!  Two (2) people have survived it!  They were put into a coma to do it too.  Great odds.

per wiki: Treatment after exposure is highly successful in preventing the disease if administered promptly, in general within 10 days of infection

That sounds slightly better than 100% mortality rate


The 100% refers to symptomatic cases.  Once you see symptoms, you're pretty much screwed.  Symptoms can take a long time (6 months or a year IIRC) to show after infection.
2013-03-20 11:08:37 AM  
1 votes:

Wicked Chinchilla: They better give out some rabies vaccines (or at least the option to).  It is not uncommon for bats to be carriers of said disease.
/and it has just barely under a 100% mortality rate!  Two (2) people have survived it!  They were put into a coma to do it too.  Great odds.


per wiki: Treatment after exposure is highly successful in preventing the disease if administered promptly, in general within 10 days of infection

That sounds slightly better than 100% mortality rate
2013-03-20 10:05:55 AM  
1 votes:

Yugoboy: Unlike rats, these "vermin' help keep insect population way down. You think the occasional rabies victim is a problem? How about rampant malaria from the mosquito infestation that would surely follow an eradication effort.


Freeport, Texas is not a place you're likely to get malaria.
2013-03-20 09:45:01 AM  
1 votes:

Fallout Boy: It's good that these kids finally getting some farking exercise. Also, I think bats are cute, even the ugly ones.


Yeah they are! I've never understood how anyone could be afraid of them. They really are like little flying mice, except even more adorable cuz they FLY. We've got bat boxes not far from our house that the county set up, and so we get them hanging around our house from time to time. My family hears me and my excited little "SQUEEEEEEE!" and knows there's some critter that they don't want to see, but I think is too cute and I'll hug him and love him and pet him and squeeze him and I'll call him George!

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D'AWWW! We can't fear you widdle cutey wootie batty bat bat!
2013-03-20 09:30:20 AM  
1 votes:
Didn't this happen at a high school in England a few years ago?
Are the teachers at this school always telling the students to eat all that nice greasy fried food?
Are these some of the teachers?

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2013-03-20 08:27:10 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-03-20 08:15:34 AM  
1 votes:
"My apartment is infested with koala bears. Its the cutest infestation ever. Much better than cockroaches. I turn the lights on and a bunch of koala bears scatter. I'm like, hey, hold on fellas! Lemme hold one of you, and feed you a leaf."
2013-03-20 07:52:02 AM  
1 votes:
They better give out some rabies vaccines (or at least the option to).  It is not uncommon for bats to be carriers of said disease.
/and it has just barely under a 100% mortality rate!  Two (2) people have survived it!  They were put into a coma to do it too.  Great odds.
2013-03-20 07:40:16 AM  
1 votes:
Don't bet on that subs my school was built in the mid thirties as a WPA project, by the time I started school in the late sixties there were more vermin than students, I got rather good at winging bats with a textbook so we could stun em and toss em back outside.
2013-03-20 07:37:39 AM  
1 votes:
I thought every school was infested with aggessive brats.
 
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