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Too much of a good thing?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Dec 11, 2017 8:18 am

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Re: Too much of a good thing?

Postby Steve_S » Dec 11, 2017 4:09 pm

I wonder why people have such a problem with it if they don't pose any risk? Plus I'd trade their "problem" with our WNS problem any day.
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Re: Too much of a good thing?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Dec 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Steve_S wrote:I wonder why people have such a problem with it if they don't pose any risk? Plus I'd trade their "problem" with our WNS problem any day.

Guano. I have that trouble with pigeons. I can only imagine what gajillion of fruit bats would leave. Still, for me it would be cool to have so many around.
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Re: Too much of a good thing?

Postby ohiocaver » Dec 13, 2017 9:21 am

People fear what they do not know. :bat sticker:
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Re: Too much of a good thing?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Dec 13, 2017 10:52 am

ohiocaver wrote:People fear what they do not know. :bat sticker:

Steve_S wrote:I wonder why people have such a problem with it if they don't pose any risk? Plus I'd trade their "problem" with our WNS problem any day.


I think some cavers have as big of a knee jerk reaction that bats are good, as the media has for making bad stereotype headlines.

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Mr King can’t spend any time outside because of the bat urine and faeces that rains from the trees in his yard.

Two-year-old son Alex is not allowed to play outside in the yard. Mr Beitz said they cannot hang out washing because of the urine and faeces from the bats. The noise the animals make day and night is deafening. “We keep the doors and windows shut and day and night run the airconditioning. We have to do that to keep cool and to keep out the noise and the stench,” he said.

“We use our clothes dryer all the time. Everyone does here. You can’t hang your clothes out or they get covered in urine and manure."
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Re: Too much of a good thing?

Postby Steve_S » Dec 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Ah ok that makes more sense now. I didn't realize it was THAT bad. Sounds like the polar opposite bat problem that we have here in the US. And I think your 100% right about the knee jerk reaction from cavers regarding bats because that was the first thing I thought lol
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Re: Too much of a good thing?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Dec 13, 2017 7:10 pm

Steve_S wrote:Ah ok that makes more sense now. I didn't realize it was THAT bad. Sounds like the polar opposite bat problem that we have here in the US. And I think your 100% right about the knee jerk reaction from cavers regarding bats because that was the first thing I thought lol


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