I hit a bat with my car last night. Don't they have sonar or something?

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    Very bad karma. :eek:

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    I almost ran into a tree on a bike earlier and I have eyesight.

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    thats why I stopped licking bats....
     
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    I know bats are high on the list of rabies carriers, but how they get it is a mystery to me?
    I have bats in my belfry. :D A large hip-roof barn about 40 ft high and they come out at twilight, fun to watch them swooping around. Walking past while they are feeding is a little bit creepy though.
     
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    I met a cat that could catch bats!!! You gotta be on your game to do that!!

    I've never feared bats....I see them in my neighbourhood at night hunting. But now that I know that just coming in contact with their saliva, if they're infected with rabies, can give you rabies.....that's a bit freaky.

    "Known as the world's deadliest virus, rabies has an almost 100% fatality rate once symptoms develop...."

    http://www.missionrabies.com/web/img/Resources/downloads/education/pa-z-of-rabies-p.pdf


    I did not know that....YIKES!!
     
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    We have Bats in our chimney, once a year or so one ends up inside the house. Every time, my wife and all 4 of my daughters run around the house screaming and carrying on like Freddy Kruger was after them. I COULD catch the bat quicker, but it’s so entertaining watching “the show” :)
     
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    My most terrible rabies story, and it had to be true: in eastern Ky, a mother (distant relative) was watching her kids playing in the yard when an obviously mad dog appeared and went after the kids. The mom fought it off with her bare hands, knowing she might die as a result, but got all her kids safely inside.
    The mother lived, but in those days the treatment for rabies was a horrible thing to go thru and her mind suffered as a result...she was never quite the same.
     
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    This happened to us here in CO. It was using our headlights to hunt. Probably a solid minute @ 20mph. Felt kinda honored.
     
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    How does one delete a post? I made the Batphone joke before I realized I'd been beaten t the punch.
     
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    At least it wasn't a drone.
     
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    probably homing in on the bug that hit the windshield right before it did.
     
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    I can see how. A tree on a bike would have distracted me also..
     
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    Bats are like any living creature - they have no concept of something moving faster than them, especially not manmade and metal. It's why animals which can evade fast predators or threats like canines and cats walk or run straight in front of cars.

    And headlights dazzle them - what do they try to do? Get into the best field of vision. Usually that's right in front of you.....
     
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    Bats get the white stuff growing in their noses, that's been killing them. They also get poisoned as they eat a bug already dosed with something.

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    Remember, the predators are focused on their prey, and not us. I nearly got brushed by a bat on Saturday night, at The Cabin. No moon at all - he was flying by the Milky Way and some other stars, basically.
     
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    I've always just went into edit mode, deleted all that I may have typed, and then typed : deleted, or nevermind, or anything to replace what was deleted. You can't delete the posting itself, only replace the content.
     
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    I don't think the bats sonar was designed for cars doing 50+ miles an hour.
     
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