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Old 12-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #166
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Scientific surveys of wild bats typically report a positive rate of less than 0.5% for most North American bat species.
A.) What's the rate among bats who are out during the day when they should be sleeping?

B.) We have over 1.5 million bats. That's 7,500 rabid bats in the city right now. Is one likely to bite me on an average day? Obviously not--but the chances are decent that it's going to bite the one poor schmo out of 600,000 residents who happens to find it dragging itself along the ground during the day and tries to pick it up. If you're seeing the bat during the day, you've already beaten the odds.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:52 PM   #167
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I don't think CF is being reactionary she is absolutely correct. I am sure the little girl that died last year near my home from rabies, that her family would also agree with her. One bat is not worth any child's life.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:06 PM   #168
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Yeah. Rabies ain't chicken pox.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:08 PM   #169
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LabBat!
LOL, about every other time I login, it doesn't work becasue I typed Larbat...

I euthanized the bat myself, that way I knew it was done properly and humanely as possible.

Currently, the bat population in our area should be hibernating for the winter. This one likely was hibernating somewhere in our building, but due to the ongoing construction was disturbed, and ended up flying when and where he normally wouldn't be.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #170
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Guess it has been 2 years..

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - It is estimated 55,000 people die worldwide from rabies each year. Vaccination of domestic animals has greatly reduced the risk of rabies in the United States, but the Indiana State Department of Health reports it is still a serious concern. In 2006, Indiana had the first human case of rabies in almost 50 years. That individual was bitten by a rabid bat and later died.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/10232307/detail.html
http://cabezalana.blogspot.com/2006/11/bat-bites.html
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #171
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What Animals Usually Get Infected With Rabies?

Rabies can affect wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, and bats, as well as household pets such as dogs and cats. Vaccination of pets and livestock is the most effective control measure to prevent the disease in these animals and subsequent human exposure. In fact, in the United States, such programs have largely eliminated canine (dog) rabies. In 1998, wild animals accounted for 93 percent of the 7,962 reported animal rabies cases in the United States and Puerto Rico. Rabies in raccoons accounted for 44 percent of cases, skunk rabies for 28.5 percent, bat rabies for 12.5 percent, and fox rabies for 5.5 percent of the cases. Only rarely, rabies is found in rabbits, squirrels, rats, and opossums.

Health officials are particularly concerned about rabies in raccoons because raccoons are often in close contact with household pets, especially dogs and cats. Increasingly, bats are being shown to be important transmitters of rabies to humans.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:32 AM   #172
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poor batty

...

recipes, anyone?

...shame to waste it....
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #173
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Bats can make a house stink. My grandfather's house, which is now my aunt's house, has had an active bat colony in the attic for at least 30 years (that I have personally witnessed. It's probably gone on for longer than that.) At dusk you can watch them coming out of various tiny gaps in the siding up near the peak like sand pouring out of a kid's beach toy sieve. You count them until you give up at around 200 or so. I wonder how much bat shit is up there? I hear it's worth good money if you can find the right buyer.

It used to creep me out at night to be lying there, trying to fall asleep, and hearing them rustle around in the walls and ceiling.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:54 AM   #174
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Its creeping me out right now (looks around ceiling nervously)
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:04 AM   #175
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Creepy, but cool. You could make an attraction of it.
"Come Find The One Rabid Bat!"
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:03 AM   #176
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #177
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The good news is all three vehicles are washed and waxed.

The bad news is now my *right* shoulder is out of commision for awhile.

You know, getting older isn't the problem. It's the aging that's a bitch.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:02 PM   #178
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Bad news is that the Moulin Rouge burned today.
The good news is that we have tickets to the one in Paris and it's still fine.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:57 AM   #179
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The good news is...I finished my dissertation.....


The bad news is, I finally crashed and burned on a deadline...missed electronic handin by 25 minutes (computer crash. my fault for being last minute) and the physical handin by an an hoour and a half (having to arse about with computer. adain my fault for being on the last minute). Also, having read back through, the stuff I wrote at the very end (like the intro) aren't as grammatically careful as my work usually is. There are a couple of typos and a couple of missed footnotes. Oh, and I made a major error on the bilibography when I forgot to separate the different secondary sources into categories.

Again, my fault for being on the last minute. Trying to do that sort of thing 24 hours into a 36 hour work shift is not very sensible :P

I'll round off with some more good news. Apart from the errors mentioned I like what i wrote. I think it holds up. I like my analysis. I hope my tutors agree. That's more important to me than the final mark, if I'm honest. I just hope the mark isn't low enough to crash my grade average. Anything above a 68 and I should still be on for my 1st. Difficult ask though, given a 5% automatic deduction for the late hand in. *chuckles* ah well. Such is life.

*lets out long breath* that's a year long project off my back.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:32 AM   #180
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Great work Dana! Well done.
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