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Message 1433598 - Posted: 25 Oct 2013, 21:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 1433408.
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Near sunset We have something I think Angela might not have, BATS...


We have bats in our area. The only bat I've ever seen, however, has been a sick bat. I gave it a wide berth.

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Message 1433799 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 0:37:21 UTC - in response to Message 1433598.

Near sunset We have something I think Angela might not have, BATS...


We have bats in our area. The only bat I've ever seen, however, has been a sick bat. I gave it a wide berth.

For the past several years, there have been two or three bats that come out at dusk and play aerial tag over my back yard and pool. Guess they eat well, haven't had much problem with mosquitos and gnats lately....
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Message 1433814 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 1:10:34 UTC - in response to Message 1433799.

Near sunset We have something I think Angela might not have, BATS...


We have bats in our area. The only bat I've ever seen, however, has been a sick bat. I gave it a wide berth.

For the past several years, there have been two or three bats that come out at dusk and play aerial tag over my back yard and pool. Guess they eat well, haven't had much problem with mosquitos and gnats lately....

There were some small brown bats in an old abandoned copper mine near here, where there's a Geocache hidden about halfway into the mine (it goes in about 300' & is still safe to enter).
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Message 1433820 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 1:18:42 UTC

There's some near where I live, I see them at dusk/after dark when on my way to the kebab shop/chippy :) Always high up in the trees fluttering about, I have wondered where they actually live.
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Message 1433940 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 9:36:02 UTC

I have to say I don't like bats, they look like flying rats! Although the flying foxes are cute. Their radar navigation is clever though.

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Message 1433951 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 10:28:48 UTC

Their radar navigation is clever though


We could certainly learn from it!
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Message 1433955 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 10:49:51 UTC

Actually we do! Modern radar and sonar works on the same sort of principles that the bats use called Echolocation. You send out a signal and the delay and pitch of the reflected signal back tells you of the position and size of an object. It's utilising the Doppler effect.

A bat can tell how big an insect is based on the intensity of the echo. A smaller object will reflect less of the sound wave, and so will produce a less intense echo. TheĀ­ bat can sense in which direction the insect is moving based on the pitch of the echo. If the insect is moving away from the bat, the returning echo will have a lower pitch than the original sound, while the echo from an insect moving toward the bat will have a higher pitch.

Clever little buggers these bats!

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Message 1434891 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 19:41:12 UTC

Just thought the raccoons were upgrading their technology to echolocation and 3D sound soon. It works as this one keeps winning meals ...



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Message 1434907 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 20:24:50 UTC - in response to Message 1434891.

Just thought the raccoons were upgrading their technology to echolocation and 3D sound soon. It works as this one keeps winning meals ...




Nah, he's just good at fluffing.

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Message 1435029 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 0:25:53 UTC

More like stuffing himself full of good nibbles, etc .....
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Message 1435039 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 0:46:26 UTC

It looks like a boom microphone with feet :)
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Message 1435104 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 7:54:35 UTC - in response to Message 1433598.

Near sunset We have something I think Angela might not have, BATS...


We have bats in our area. The only bat I've ever seen, however, has been a sick bat. I gave it a wide berth.

I think me and the wife are considered old bats now:) at least by are younger neighbors.
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Message 1435107 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 8:10:30 UTC


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Message 1435111 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 8:25:38 UTC

Yikes, it's Batcat!!

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Message 1435117 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 10:28:53 UTC - in response to Message 1429467.

All our cotton-grading machines run on Dell P4s with WinXP. We've had them since 2005, and they are SUPPOSED to be replaced next year (they've said for the past 2 years)....

My HPLC machine runs a Packard-Bell Pentium II, with Windows 98, and we have no plans to upgrade it any time soon since it still works perfectly.
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Message 1435205 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 20:14:21 UTC - in response to Message 1435107.



Can batkat fly from branch to branch when hunting?
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Message 1435235 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 20:59:44 UTC

The fire brigade will be happy, less calls for rescuing teh kitties from trees :)
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Message 1435248 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 21:13:24 UTC

I think Siamese?

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Message 1435333 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 23:59:07 UTC

Flying bat Siamese ....
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Message 1435352 - Posted: 30 Oct 2013, 0:42:45 UTC

Had Siamese rescue once. He didn't like the move into this House. Decided the Cat Ladies House down the street suited him more.
He had a nasty temper, so it was not big loss to me.
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