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   Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 6 12:48 PM

7/6/2004: Bats delay bridge demolition



It's hard to see in the image until you look closely, but yes, those are bats. According to the full story, 200 free-tailed bats living under a bridge in western Georgia have stopped its demolition. They are waiting for the young ones to develop before knocking down their temporary home.



irma  Tuesday Jul 6 04:47 PM

Hmm, that's interesting. Maybe they were superstitious and afraid of the devil



dar512  Tuesday Jul 6 05:29 PM

That picture hurts my eyes because I can't figure out the point of view. Are they wedged in between two hunks of concrete or what?



CDNRascal  Tuesday Jul 6 05:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512
That picture hurts my eyes because I can't figure out the point of view. Are they wedged in between two hunks of concrete or what?

So... what your telling us is that this picture is driving you batty??

*ducks for cover*


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 6 06:26 PM

Quote:
Biologists confirmed that some were pregnant, and the state and the contractor agreed to postpone the work until mid-August.
I don't want to know how they determined that. Oh hell, yes I do.


acinerba  Wednesday Jul 7 01:21 PM

so how do they stop future bat-moms from getting pregnant and making the bridge their home?

Here's another bat-related construction halt.



jaguar  Wednesday Jul 7 01:38 PM

They have a fairly set season. A few months after that they'll wander in and let off a couple of hundred blanks to scare them all out, set up some ultrasonic devices to keep them away, set the explosives and problem solved.



Karenv  Wednesday Jul 7 05:12 PM

Any accomodation for a mega mosquito-eater.



lumberjim  Wednesday Jul 7 06:03 PM

"to the bat cave, Robin.......er.....the bat bridge!"



jojomonkeygirl  Wednesday Jul 7 10:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim
"to the bat cave, Robin.......er.....the bat bridge!"
How corny was that?


Sun_Sparkz  Thursday Jul 8 12:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512
That picture hurts my eyes because I can't figure out the point of view. Are they wedged in between two hunks of concrete or what?

Hmm, dont bats like to hang vertically?

I too can't figure out if the pic has been shot from a horizontal or vertical (looking down) point of view. Cute bats though!


Bullitt  Thursday Jul 8 12:35 AM

Umm... why do they think it is a "temporary home" for the bats? is it cause its gonna get obliterated soon? It seems that if the bats are living under a bridge, they got no where else to live and thus that IS their home.

Not to be a lefty enviromentalist or anything, but i hate to see cute lil animals suffer.



Sun_Sparkz  Thursday Jul 8 12:41 AM

I agree Bullit, I doubt the bridge will fall and the bats will be able to say " oh well, the bridge is gone, lets just go live in the dark bushy cave in the mountain around the corner. "



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