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Re: Re: Happy Bats


Wow, what a concept! Vaccinated live insects... Maybe I should just go to bed.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 6:08 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: Happy Bats


It probably depends on the type of bats. They aren't all insect eaters,
though most are. It would be hard to drop live vaccinated insects, I would
think, but who knows with today's technology? I believe some bats eat
fruit, too.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH- zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Bonnie Holmes
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 6:35 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: Happy Bats

In our area, fox and skunk carry the most rabies. Fortunately, we have been
part of an experiment where vaccination is achieved by dropped food.
Wonder if this could be done for the bats?


[Original Message]
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 8/30/2006 9:26:22 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: Happy Bats

Yeah, it's here.  Had some people die from Rabies here, they found
lots
of
bats with rabies.  Bats have always been a bit of a concern, they
seem
to like
to live in the walls of appartment buildings.  So they are  often
"exterminated", unfortunately.  But it's like that with  everything.
People like the
beneficial critters (bees, bats, etc.) as long  as they are not IN
their
house.
It's not quite as bad as it sounds, like it's open hunting season on
bats
or
anything.  It's basically within apartment complexes where the bats
seem
to
make homes.  In a way I understand, since hundreds can colonize in a
wall,
the smell of the bat guano is terrible, and they make a ton of  noise.
Now with
the rabies scare, it has just gotten more  publicity.   There are plenty
more
bats around though.....they sell  bat houses in stores, etc.  so it's
not quite as bad as one pictures with a  bunch of wild Texans running
around
shooting
at bats.  LOL  No  shortage of bats either way in Texas.  There are
plenty.
They even  have tourists that come to view the bats.  People are
always warned not to touch the bats, or pick up an injured
animal.....to  call
animal
control.

Noreen
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 8/29/2006 11:02:32 PM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

I think Houston or maybe Galveston,
someplace very humid in Texas is having a heck of a time with some
rabid bats and idiots are running around killing every bat they can find.
Which
of course is a big mistake considering  their mosquito population.

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