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Old 07-06-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-06-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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Hmm, that's interesting. Maybe they were superstitious and afraid of the devil
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:29 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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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*
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Old 07-06-2004, 05:26 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-07-2004, 12:21 PM   #6
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so how do they stop future bat-moms from getting pregnant and making the bridge their home?

Here's another bat-related construction halt.
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Old 07-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-07-2004, 04:12 PM   #8
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Any accomodation for a mega mosquito-eater.
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Old 07-07-2004, 05:03 PM   #9
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"to the bat cave, Robin.......er.....the bat bridge!"
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Old 07-07-2004, 09:13 PM   #10
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"to the bat cave, Robin.......er.....the bat bridge!"
How corny was that?
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:32 PM   #11
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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!
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:35 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:41 PM   #13
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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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