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I hate waiting

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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And the bats aren't back yet. :-/ It is possible that it is still to early in the summer, but in our area, bats are being threatened by some infection (I can't remember if it is fungal or bacterial) but I'm worried they won't come back.
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mommaGof3
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Oh no! I hope they are ok!
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SpiritedDragon
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I agree...  have you googled about it?  

Quoting mommaGof3:

Oh no! I hope they are ok!


Nutmeg101
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Not recently. I know that 2-3 bats show up every night through the summer. I just haven't seen them yet.

Quoting SpiritedDragon:

I agree...  have you googled about it?  

Quoting mommaGof3:

Oh no! I hope they are ok!


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mommaGof3
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Maybe they are coming in later at night?
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Nutmeg101
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Could be. I just miss my bats. :-)

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Maybe they are coming in later at night?
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cemcnair
by Courtney on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
White nose syndrome :(
It is very serious in most of the country now and people aren't very successful at finding a cure :(
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mommaGof3
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Dont go to sleep. Lol. Stay up late and see if they show up.
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mommaGof3
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Oh no :(
what does it so to the bats?


Quoting cemcnair:

White nose syndrome :(

It is very serious in most of the country now and people aren't very successful at finding a cure :(

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cemcnair
by Courtney on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM
It's a fungus that "eats" up the fat stores the bats put on for hibernation. They essentially run out of fat and wake up early. They then burn energy looking for bugs that aren't out yet and therefore run out of energy even faster. They starve.
Humans have tried several approaches: curing the disease, adding feeders to caves, capturing the bats to raise in captivity. None have been successful :(


Quoting mommaGof3:

Oh no :(

what does it so to the bats?




Quoting cemcnair:

White nose syndrome :(


It is very serious in most of the country now and people aren't very successful at finding a cure :(

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cemcnair
by Courtney on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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Basically the only approach that seems to be slowing the progress is to ban humans from the caves. This has cut down the spread of the fungus, but not stopped it completely.
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