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(Yahoo)   It's raining dead and dying bats in Australia, because it's Australia. Oh, and a heat wave   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 18
    More: Scary, Australians, heat waves, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Provo, mammals  
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2014-01-09 01:26:33 PM  
But the Polar VortexR disproved Global WarmingTM!!1!

Faux said so!
 
2014-01-09 01:32:54 PM  
I blame Flutterbat.


/seriously though, poor bats
//crappy way to go, even for an animal
 
2014-01-09 01:50:41 PM  

give me doughnuts: But the Polar VortexR disproved Global WarmingTM!!1!

Faux said so!


izklop.com
 
2014-01-09 01:56:42 PM  
When my wife and I were in Cairns we went out to grab some dinner the first night and walking along the streets there were bats flying everywhere overhead. During the day the trees were covered in sleeping bats, it was pretty amazing. Also never saw a single flying insect the 5 days we were there.
 
2014-01-09 02:06:31 PM  

theapp: When my wife and I were in Cairns we went out to grab some dinner the first night and walking along the streets there were bats flying everywhere overhead. During the day the trees were covered in sleeping bats, it was pretty amazing. Also never saw a single flying insect the 5 days we were there.


Built a few bat-boxes to put around my parents' property, a few summers ago. It's astounding what a couple of dozen little browns can do to a local mosquito population. But with white-nose spreading, It's getting tough out there for bats.

I'd love to see the big flying foxes. They're the wierdest combo of creepy and cute. You want to cuddle them, and then have a case of the heeby-jeebies.
 
2014-01-09 02:17:15 PM  

give me doughnuts: But the Polar VortexR disproved Global WarmingTM!!1!

Faux said so!


This proves Global Warming!!1!

give me doughnuts said so!
 
2014-01-09 02:21:32 PM  

I drunk what: give me doughnuts: But the Polar VortexR disproved Global WarmingTM!!1!

Faux said so!

This proves Global Warming!!1!

give me doughnuts said so!


Dern tootin'. I have all the combined climatological credibility of the entire lineup of Fox-n-Friends talking-heads, plus Rush Limbaugh.
 
2014-01-09 02:24:28 PM  
At least it was just bats dying of heatstroke and not some infection zoonotic disease like Hendra or Nipah disease, which incidentally, can infect humans and can cause respiratory illness with severe flu-like signs and symptoms.  Thankfully, these viruses are not known to be highly deadly viruses, but then again, there haven't been that many cases of these viruses.
Incidentally, bats are reservoirs for a surprisingly large number of zoonotic viruses that can infect humans and kill them, like SARS, rabies  Ebola, and Marburg.
Because the more you know...
 
2014-01-09 02:34:37 PM  

eyeq360: At least it was just bats dying of heatstroke and not some infection zoonotic disease like Hendra or Nipah disease, which incidentally, can infect humans and can cause respiratory illness with severe flu-like signs and symptoms.  Thankfully, these viruses are not known to be highly deadly viruses, but then again, there haven't been that many cases of these viruses.
Incidentally, bats are reservoirs for a surprisingly large number of zoonotic viruses that can infect humans and kill them, like SARS, rabies  Ebola, and Marburg.
Because the more you know...


Wasn't that the basis for the disease in "Contagion"?  Bat ==> Pig ==> Humans ==> Daisies
 
2014-01-09 02:50:39 PM  

give me doughnuts: eyeq360: At least it was just bats dying of heatstroke and not some infection zoonotic disease like Hendra or Nipah disease, which incidentally, can infect humans and can cause respiratory illness with severe flu-like signs and symptoms.  Thankfully, these viruses are not known to be highly deadly viruses, but then again, there haven't been that many cases of these viruses.
Incidentally, bats are reservoirs for a surprisingly large number of zoonotic viruses that can infect humans and kill them, like SARS, rabies  Ebola, and Marburg.
Because the more you know...

Wasn't that the basis for the disease in "Contagion"?  Bat ==> Pig ==> Humans ==> Daisies


I think it was.
Oddly enough, that's how Nipah spread from bats to pigs to humans.  The bats congregate in fruit trees and crap on everything.  The fruit, covered with bat spit and guano and other fluids filled with virus, falls to the ground, where the pigs eat it.  People are in close contact with said pigs and get the virus from pigs, whether it's from close contact or from touching pig blood and guts.  Virus finds humans to be a nice place to incubate and mutate to become more communicable.  Virus spreads among humans.
 
2014-01-09 02:51:59 PM  

eyeq360: At least it was just bats dying of heatstroke and not some infection zoonotic disease like Hendra or Nipah disease, which incidentally, can infect humans and can cause respiratory illness with severe flu-like signs and symptoms.  Thankfully, these viruses are not known to be highly deadly viruses, but then again, there haven't been that many cases of these viruses.
Incidentally, bats are reservoirs for a surprisingly large number of zoonotic viruses that can infect humans and kill them, like SARS, rabies  Ebola, and Marburg.
Because the more you know...


I thought they were reservoirs for Hendra and Nipah too.
 
2014-01-09 02:55:12 PM  

hobnail: eyeq360: At least it was just bats dying of heatstroke and not some infection zoonotic disease like Hendra or Nipah disease, which incidentally, can infect humans and can cause respiratory illness with severe flu-like signs and symptoms.  Thankfully, these viruses are not known to be highly deadly viruses, but then again, there haven't been that many cases of these viruses.
Incidentally, bats are reservoirs for a surprisingly large number of zoonotic viruses that can infect humans and kill them, like SARS, rabies  Ebola, and Marburg.
Because the more you know...

I thought they were reservoirs for Hendra and Nipah too.


They are.  I think I mentioned that in the first sentence somewhere.
 
2014-01-09 04:35:59 PM  

give me doughnuts: But the Polar VortexR disproved Global WarmingTM!!1!

Faux said so!


There is no world beyond Murica!
 
2014-01-09 10:22:03 PM  

theapp: When my wife and I were in Cairns we went out to grab some dinner the first night and walking along the streets there were bats flying everywhere overhead. During the day the trees were covered in sleeping bats, it was pretty amazing. Also never saw a single flying insect the 5 days we were there.


Cool you didn't have to put up with any bugs - wouldn't have been due to our flying foxes though:

"Characteristically, all species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess , a feature which helps the other suborder of bats, the microbats, locate and catch prey such as insects in mid-air."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteropus
 
2014-01-09 10:23:12 PM  

thisman: theapp: When my wife and I were in Cairns we went out to grab some dinner the first night and walking along the streets there were bats flying everywhere overhead. During the day the trees were covered in sleeping bats, it was pretty amazing. Also never saw a single flying insect the 5 days we were there.

Cool you didn't have to put up with any bugs - wouldn't have been due to our flying foxes though:

"Characteristically, all species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess , a feature which helps the other suborder of bats, the microbats, locate and catch prey such as insects in mid-air."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteropus


Echolocation. They don't posses echolocation. (slinks off...)
 
2014-01-10 06:01:15 AM  
We cant stop here, this is bat country.
 
2014-01-10 08:11:42 AM  

eyeq360: hobnail: eyeq360: At least it was just bats dying of heatstroke and not some infection zoonotic disease like Hendra or Nipah disease, which incidentally, can infect humans and can cause respiratory illness with severe flu-like signs and symptoms.  Thankfully, these viruses are not known to be highly deadly viruses, but then again, there haven't been that many cases of these viruses.
Incidentally, bats are reservoirs for a surprisingly large number of zoonotic viruses that can infect humans and kill them, like SARS, rabies  Ebola, and Marburg.
Because the more you know...

I thought they were reservoirs for Hendra and Nipah too.

They are.  I think I mentioned that in the first sentence somewhere.


Hendra and Nipah?
 
2014-01-10 01:56:15 PM  

give me doughnuts: But the Polar VortexR disproved Global WarmingTM!!1!

Faux said so!


Why didn't you just say, "But the Polar Vortex® disproved Global Warming™!"?
 
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