Replace 'bats' with 'kittens', for example.
Exactly what the university should've done... but since bats carry that stigma of rabid infested vermin it's not going to happen until (more) people are educated ... like you guys are. It's one of the reasons I'm thankful to Flatlander for giving me my own thread so I can do my part.That which we do not understand we fear. That which we fear we destroy. There is no sense in what the college students did. I remember when I was a kid my dad worked for Orkin for awhile. He had to work on a house that had a colony of bats in the attack. A couple feet of guano, the smell was horrible, homeowner afraid of bedbugs and other pests being carried by them. Rather than try to kill the bats they called dad's company to take care of the problem. They covere up every conceivable entrance and egress for the bats around the house (you'd be amazed at how small a space they can crawl through) except one. When the bats flew out for the night they covered the last one up, cleared out the last few that were in the attic. After a day or two of trying to get in and failing the bats moved on to another roost.
they'd probably would be thought of just as sweet because they'd still be awww cute and cuddly.DavidCC said:yeah but nobody's ever been attacked by a swarm of flying vampire kittens!
not that we know of anyway - nobody has ever survived long enough to tell about it!!!!
If kittens had wings and only came out at night do you think their reputation would be as sweet???
Post pics post pics post pics! Love to see it!I'm working on creating a sterling silver fruit bat pendant/necklace. He's hanging upside down with his wings wrapped around his body, in a very "dracula" -ish pose.
They are pretty fascinating creatures, I just thought I'd try and capture one in my artistic endeavors.
I know, off topic, but thought I'd toss that out there...
While fishing before and just after dusk, often I will see bats making runs at my fly. I have always figured that the bats are smart enough, and sensory equipped enough to see the 40 feet of fly line attached to that little bug, as I have never caught one.
However, other fly fisherpersons do tell of tales wherein the evening bat is captured. Were that to happen to me, I would recall the days of fishing with hot dogs and marshmellows, and bringing in an eel. Some people are all in favor of eating eel, but I am in the 'cut the line and release' category. Eeewww!
I'd treat a bat the same way; cut the line and release; if I were to hook one up.
We did have some flying over our heads earlier this week. But not quite at our fly line.