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(NPR)   Australia and Brazil are suffering through a major heatwa-AWWWWW BABY BATS WRAPPED UP LIKE BURRITOS AND DRINKING MILK OUT OF TINY LITTLE BABY BOTTLES   (npr.org) divider line 56
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2014-01-10 12:49:01 AM
Wow, it'a almost as if putting more energy into the system causes the system to compensate, resulting in a more powerful jet stream and resulting extreme weather.  Man, if I was a scientist, I would totally be raking in the free grant money to study that.
 
2014-01-10 01:30:11 AM
Milk fed bat burrito.  They'll be delicious.
 
2014-01-10 01:41:02 AM
Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.
 
2014-01-10 01:56:12 AM

fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.


Yea they keep kicking over the pail
 
2014-01-10 01:56:30 AM
While U.S. Shivers, Australia And Brazil Sizzle

Gee, I wonder if the tilt of the axis of the Earth has something to do with that, and that global warming doesn't mean "It's cold in the United States Northeast during the winter, that means global warming is a myth!"
 
2014-01-10 01:58:16 AM
Hey everybody it's Ozzy Osborn's lunch
 
2014-01-10 01:58:21 AM
Looks like a soft taco to me... or a Snack Wrap.
 
2014-01-10 02:03:06 AM
Is NPR cruel? You see cute bat babies and then the texts gives a grim fat for their wild brethren. Thanks for the "cute baby and nonbaby bats will die!" Punch to the face.
 
2014-01-10 02:04:22 AM
all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.
 
2014-01-10 02:04:37 AM

fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.


... Adric?
 
2014-01-10 02:08:13 AM

fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.


You can milk anything with nipples.
 
2014-01-10 02:19:56 AM

fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.


According to the Tolga Bat Hospital, which mostly works with fruit bats, the "[p]up is fed human infant formula (for infants over 6 months) or full cream cow's milk (with added glucodin) 2-4 hourly depending on age and condition. A botttle and teat is used. If pup is young or a poor feeder we use a syringe to drip the milk into the teat."

Excuse me, I cannot stop "awww"ing at that baby bat picture.

/Cutest bats ever
 
2014-01-10 02:21:51 AM
So, like has anybody like solved the global warming equation of this awesome story for us yet in the thread? I love it when internet scientists get all asplainy with keeno current jargon!
 
2014-01-10 02:30:53 AM

Maggie_Luna: Is NPR cruel? You see cute bat babies and then the texts gives a grim fat for their wild brethren. Thanks for the "cute baby and nonbaby bats will die!" Punch to the face.


Seriously.

/love me some bats
 
2014-01-10 02:33:19 AM
Batty.
 
2014-01-10 02:37:04 AM
if i were really rich i would move around to different places to avoid the extreme heat or cold.

those bats aren't boostrappy enough. look at all that coddling.
 
2014-01-10 03:08:13 AM

Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.


They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.
 
2014-01-10 03:35:49 AM
it's an example of convergent evolution. Although they look a bit like bats they are actually marsupials. Herbivores and very intelligent - occupying the niche that primates do in other continents.
 
2014-01-10 03:48:38 AM

bukijin: it's an example of convergent evolution. Although they look a bit like bats they are actually marsupials. Herbivores and very intelligent - occupying the niche that primates do in other continents.


There is a school of thought that they are related to lemurs, based on taxonomy.

Haven't noticed any flying foxes around, but we have been feeding and watering some of the local (& visiting) bird populations - a couple of varietes of rosellas, lots of rainbow lorikeets, galahs, about three species of duck. Where we are has just started to have rain, last weekend was bad, the parrots were glad for some cool, clean water to drink and bathe in.
 
2014-01-10 04:01:36 AM

wraith95: Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.

They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.


Two bats got in my house on consecutive nights two summers ago, and while I managed to get the first one out without incident, I felt awful when my cat killed the next one. I was kind of shocked we had that many show up at all. The only good news was the bat wasn't rabid and my cat didn't have to go into quarantine...

/oh yeah and there was a third 'night of the bat' the following weekend
//don't put solar lights anywhere near a hole in your foundation...
 
2014-01-10 04:10:42 AM

ladyfortuna: wraith95: Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.

They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.

Two bats got in my house on consecutive nights two summers ago, and while I managed to get the first one out without incident, I felt awful when my cat killed the next one. I was kind of shocked we had that many show up at all. The only good news was the bat wasn't rabid and my cat didn't have to go into quarantine...

/oh yeah and there was a third 'night of the bat' the following weekend
//don't put solar lights anywhere near a hole in your foundation...


Heh, I get about 4 or 5 bats a year in my place, built in 1917. I net them and take them outside. It doesn't take too much effort to avoid getting bitten, and most bats aren't rabid.
 
2014-01-10 05:35:04 AM

bukijin: it's an example of convergent evolution. Although they look a bit like bats they are actually marsupials. Herbivores and very intelligent - occupying the niche that primates do in other continents.


Wat? Flying foxes aren't marsupials.
 
2014-01-10 05:45:18 AM
Wow, 50 Celsius?  That's approaching Death Valley temperatures.

But wait a minute: Fox News told me global warming is a hoax.  It's cold outside today, so this is just more liberal BS to attack the right.
 
2014-01-10 05:50:32 AM
soaring heat causing bats dying yet they wrapped them in blankets... does not compute unless they are using them as a bat restraining jackets.
 
2014-01-10 05:53:07 AM
Smelly farkin' disease-ridden bats are dying out there, people. It's a tragedy!
 
2014-01-10 06:05:16 AM
Australian bats?  I bet they are deadly poisonous.
 
2014-01-10 06:07:45 AM
Brushie Brushie
 
2014-01-10 06:10:11 AM

Jesus McSordid: Smelly farkin' disease-ridden bats are dying out there, people. It's a tragedy!


Looks like someone missed the day in science class when they talked about the food chain.

Also, "The Blaze"? They quoted The freakin Blaze?
The comments under the article are just rich. Buncha mouthbreathing idiots who likely couldn't pass a fifth grade science test.
 
2014-01-10 06:10:42 AM
steerforth
Wat? Flying foxes aren't marsupials.

Yes you are right. Placental mammals. Just looked it up. Wow I've had that misconception for ages.
 
2014-01-10 06:12:32 AM

wraith95: Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.

They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.


I should look and see if it's gotten to Chicago yet. Not two years ago I was watching plenty of bats hunting at night - and then it all stopped. :(
Have they figured out anything about that infection?
 
2014-01-10 06:13:29 AM

HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.

You can milk anything with nipples.


I have nipples  HotWingAgenda. Could you milk me?
 
2014-01-10 06:36:37 AM
Funny, it's often warm in the summer months.
 
2014-01-10 06:38:42 AM

DreamWalker: soaring heat causing bats dying yet they wrapped them in blankets... does not compute unless they are using them as a bat restraining jackets.


1) It's probably very cool in that room, and 2) Babies need soft things, and 3) Yes probably a restraint method. Also 4) It likely makes them feel calm/secure like they're being held, so they're less likely to wiggle around or freak out.
 
2014-01-10 06:41:05 AM

austin_millbarge: Jesus McSordid: Smelly farkin' disease-ridden bats are dying out there, people. It's a tragedy!

Looks like someone missed the day in science class when they talked about the food chain.


No, I got that, really. But these suckers eat fruit, and spread calicivirus. And their predators are mostly goannas (lace monitors), snakes and crocodiles, which I know I'd miss like I'd miss non-specific urethritis.
 
2014-01-10 06:55:55 AM

bukijin: steerforth
Wat? Flying foxes aren't marsupials.

Yes you are right. Placental mammals. Just looked it up. Wow I've had that misconception for ages.


It's coz they're so cute, like a little flying possum.
 
2014-01-10 07:06:48 AM

calufrax: bukijin: it's an example of convergent evolution. Although they look a bit like bats they are actually marsupials. Herbivores and very intelligent - occupying the niche that primates do in other continents.

There is a school of thought that they are related to lemurs, based on taxonomy.

Haven't noticed any flying foxes around, but we have been feeding and watering some of the local (& visiting) bird populations - a couple of varietes of rosellas, lots of rainbow lorikeets, galahs, about three species of duck. Where we are has just started to have rain, last weekend was bad, the parrots were glad for some cool, clean water to drink and bathe in.


Flying lemurs theory. Interesting in many ways, but DNA has since ruled it out.

http://lifescientist.com.au/content/biotechnology/news/batman-s-plac e- in-evolution-482606892
 
2014-01-10 07:30:28 AM

wraith95: Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.

They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.


cdn.uproxx.com
 
2014-01-10 07:35:22 AM

The Envoy: HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.

You can milk anything with nipples.

I have nipples  HotWingAgenda. Could you milk me?


Do you have a prostate?  Then yes. In a way.
 
2014-01-10 07:42:43 AM

zomega: wraith95: Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.

They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.

I should look and see if it's gotten to Chicago yet. Not two years ago I was watching plenty of bats hunting at night - and then it all stopped. :(
Have they figured out anything about that infection?


White nose is very real through VA and up into PA for sure. It is a major issue since one little brown bat can eat as much as 3000 mosquitoes an evening. They are dying off and their numbers are down throughout this whole area. Nobody has yet to get a handle on it. Caves are closing to the general public in fear of transporting this white nose syndrome from cave to cave.

/bats are the good guys
//works in the cave industry
///cavers save spelunkers
 
2014-01-10 07:56:08 AM

Mentat: Wow, it'a almost as if putting more energy into the system causes the system to compensate, resulting in a more powerful jet stream and resulting extreme weather.  Man, if I was a scientist, I would totally be raking in the free grant money to study that.


crow202.org
 
2014-01-10 08:18:46 AM

Mentat: Wow, it'a almost as if putting more energy into the system causes the system to compensate, resulting in a more powerful jet stream and resulting extreme weather.  Man, if I was a scientist, I would totally be raking in the free grant money to study that.


MORE LIKE ALGORE IS LYING TO US AMIRITE?!?!?!111
 
2014-01-10 08:36:52 AM

wraith95: ladyfortuna: wraith95: Omahawg: all the bats here went rabid and seem to have died off. sad. I miss watching their crazy bug swooping antics in the streetlights.

They actually probably got white nose syndrome. It's been spreading westward. Confirmed in jackson county missouri last year.

Two bats got in my house on consecutive nights two summers ago, and while I managed to get the first one out without incident, I felt awful when my cat killed the next one. I was kind of shocked we had that many show up at all. The only good news was the bat wasn't rabid and my cat didn't have to go into quarantine...

/oh yeah and there was a third 'night of the bat' the following weekend
//don't put solar lights anywhere near a hole in your foundation...

Heh, I get about 4 or 5 bats a year in my place, built in 1917. I net them and take them outside. It doesn't take too much effort to avoid getting bitten, and most bats aren't rabid.


Bats are important to the ecosystem but they have been given some very bad PR.

That pic is just darn cute!
 
2014-01-10 09:07:45 AM

Pribar: fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.

Yea they keep kicking over the pail


Ok I was very drunk last night if I found this funny enough to post, and whats worse is 5 people were drunk enough to vote it -funny-, sigh


/damn cat slept in my mouth again, gak
 
2014-01-10 09:26:28 AM

Canton: fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.

According to the Tolga Bat Hospital, which mostly works with fruit bats, the "[p]up is fed human infant formula (for infants over 6 months) or full cream cow's milk (with added glucodin) 2-4 hourly depending on age and condition. A botttle and teat is used. If pup is young or a poor feeder we use a syringe to drip the milk into the teat."

Excuse me, I cannot stop "awww"ing at that baby bat picture.

/Cutest bats ever


Holy crap, the pics on that site are even cuter than TFA.

Gah, look at these things!

www.tolgabathospital.org

www.tolgabathospital.org

I don't even like bats, but I have an overwhelming *need* to boop its nose and tickle its terrifying yet adorable little feets.

/boop
 
2014-01-10 10:00:49 AM
Megabat (Megachiroptera) - herbivores (fruit or nectar), don't use echolocation, really cute, kill you with hendra virus, lyssavirus and perhaps Ebola
babyanimalzoo.com


Microbat (Microchiroptera) - insectivores, use echolocation, not so cute, kill you with rabies or scary-poos
images.nationalgeographic.com
 
2014-01-10 10:11:12 AM
Brushie?

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-01-10 10:16:22 AM

fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-10 10:43:02 AM

safeforwork: Canton: fusillade762: Wonder what kind of milk they're feeding them. Milking a bat can't be easy.

According to the Tolga Bat Hospital, which mostly works with fruit bats, the "[p]up is fed human infant formula (for infants over 6 months) or full cream cow's milk (with added glucodin) 2-4 hourly depending on age and condition. A botttle and teat is used. If pup is young or a poor feeder we use a syringe to drip the milk into the teat."

Excuse me, I cannot stop "awww"ing at that baby bat picture.

/Cutest bats ever

Holy crap, the pics on that site are even cuter than TFA.

Gah, look at these things!

[www.tolgabathospital.org image 254x223]

[www.tolgabathospital.org image 300x225]

I don't even like bats, but I have an overwhelming *need* to boop its nose and tickle its terrifying yet adorable little feets.

/boop



I know what you mean.
I want to snuggle them, and then go have a major case of the heeby-jeebies.
 
2014-01-10 11:48:49 AM
Would it disturb the ecosystem terribly to import some flying foxes? They are so fun. Adults the size of turkey vultures, flapping from tree to tree at night in a bat silhouhette, younguns are cute.
 
2014-01-10 12:41:09 PM

cloud_van_dame: Would it disturb the ecosystem terribly to import some flying foxes? They are so fun. Adults the size of turkey vultures, flapping from tree to tree at night in a bat silhouhette, younguns are cute.


I don't think there is an ecosystem in the U.S. (other than Hawaii) that is really suited for them.
The Mariana flying fox (Pteropus mariannus), would do well in Hawaii, but I don't know what kind of impact the bats would have on the Hawaiian ecosystem. They are currently an endangered species, and are one of the smaller species of flying fox.
 
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