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I saved a bat yesterday.

 
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I saved a bat yesterday.
I live here in Minnesnowta. It took my husband and I two hours to dig our cars out of the snow yesterday. When we were finished we proceeded down the sidewalk to go inside and get warm. On the snowbank, I saw a bat on its stomach, shivering and breathing fast. I though for sure that it had broken its wing or was otherwise severely injured. I didn't want the poor thing to freeze to death out there(it was -13 with the wind chill). I got a broom and a dust pan and gently moved it onto the dust pan, covering it with the broom so it wouldn't fall and placed inside the porch. Now, the porch is warmer than the outside of course, so I figured it could die in a less frigid and uncomfortable place. I checked on the little guy (or gal) several times. Each time, the bat seemed more active and alert. After one hour or so, it started stretching its wings. It seemed to want to fly, so I opened the door and it flew away just as fine as can be. I guess it didn't have a broken wing as I'd suspected. Perhaps it was in a dark hollow tree and fell out? Maybe it flew into something and was stunned? Also, I thought bats hibernate in the winter. Isn't this so? If they do, what the heck was it doing out there, and in the daytime? Either way, I'm glad I was able to help it out. With so many bats dying off here from white nose disease, every healthy bat is important.
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+1 for your kharma...)

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I am the Angel of Wild Animals and Bats.

I recognize your good deed to my Father's creature.

I will see to it that YOU are saved in your time of need in the frozen countryside of Minnesnowta.

So I have asked my Father, so shall it be done.
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Awwww that is so awesome, bats are cool creatures...good for you op!
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Nice OP. hf
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Excellent.
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I love you!

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Later I will come back to this thread and tell my story how I saved a bat in the frigid mid winter on the snowy streets of Minneapolis.

Right now I am trying to impose some self discipline and pry myself off the internet long enough to get some damn work done.

Last Edited by Vision Thing on 12/13/2010 02:10 PM
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Bats need Jeebus too. Good job OP.
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Thanks everybody. I just cannot watch animals suffer! I suppose some people might think I'm weird to save a bat, but they are actually very cute. You just have to be careful not to get bit! Does anybody have any idea why it might have been outside in the daylight in this cold?
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That was a wonderful act of kindness!!!

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Op,
You were given an opportunity to shine, and you did so.

Wish you wouldn't have released it back into the cold however, as it's chances are slim to find it's way to safety in the daylight and cold.

You could have actually befriended the animal and picked up a cage, or built a wooden box for it to reside in a small corner until spring for release(it's better chance).
A few crickets each day(pet store) would have kept the animal throughout the winter and is cheap.

Yes any wild animal could be harboring a disease that could be an issue, but much less than many would think. Bat's are one of the most spectacular creatures on this planet(only TRUE flying mammal we have now), and one of the best insect eaters. They eat their own body weight + in mosquitoes & other considered pests, each night, as their high metabolism burns up much during flight. Bats are also good pets for observing. Some even show they KNOW you after being cared for, and release.
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Awesome!
We do our part with bat boxes.
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I saved a Louisville Slugger when I was a kid back in the 60's. Does that qualify? My wife saved two bats for real up in our mtn. retreat once also. Unfortunately both were rabid and had to be put down. Thought that counts I guess?
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We put a bat box up this past summer.
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A Bat totem appearing in your life
is a call for the end of a way of life and the beginning of another.
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Bravo for a good and helpful job. hf

Please just remember that bats have an unusually high incidence of rabies, in the States. Always take great care in handling them.
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Op,
You were given an opportunity to shine, and you did so.

Wish you wouldn't have released it back into the cold however, as it's chances are slim to find it's way to safety in the daylight and cold.

You could have actually befriended the animal and picked up a cage, or built a wooden box for it to reside in a small corner until spring for release(it's better chance).
A few crickets each day(pet store) would have kept the animal throughout the winter and is cheap.

Yes any wild animal could be harboring a disease that could be an issue, but much less than many would think. Bat's are one of the most spectacular creatures on this planet(only TRUE flying mammal we have now), and one of the best insect eaters. They eat their own body weight + in mosquitoes & other considered pests, each night, as their high metabolism burns up much during flight. Bats are also good pets for observing. Some even show they KNOW you after being cared for, and release.
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I know I should have done as you suggest. I was afraid for the bat though as I have a rescue cat who hates and will hurt other animals. She attacked my brother's boxer a few years ago. Gave him a nasty cut on the nose! She also tried to go after a 5 week old kitten I brought home last year. I brought the kitten home because I figured it was only five weeks and no threat to my cat, hence she would be okay with her. I had to return the kitten to the rescue shelter the next day, explaining that my cat would have hurt her had I kept her. I was worried that she would hurt the bat somehow, or even scare it to death. I really didn't know what to do. I sure hope it found a warmer place and it is okay. oops2
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A Bat totem appearing in your life
is a call for the end of a way of life and the beginning of another.
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Thanks for this. hf
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Bravo for a good and helpful job. hf

Please just remember that bats have an unusually high incidence of rabies, in the States. Always take great care in handling them.
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Yes, I didn't touch it, just gently moved it onto the dust pan with the broom. It was scared and showing its teeth, and I was afraid of getting bit.
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Nice! hf
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I caught one in a five gallon bucket when I was a kid...I didn't want to touch it or take a chance on it getting caught in my hair (don't know why that was a fear) so I got out my bb gun and finished it...
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Awesome!
We do our part with bat boxes.
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hf
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We put a bat box up this past summer.
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hf
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I caught one in a five gallon bucket when I was a kid...I didn't want to touch it or take a chance on it getting caught in my hair (don't know why that was a fear) so I got out my bb gun and finished it...
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Yeah that is funny, with new year you could put them in a small cube, put some home made dynamite next to the bat and close is so tight that it does not explode the cube.
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A Bat totem appearing in your life
is a call for the end of a way of life and the beginning of another.

Thanks for this. hf
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does this speak to you?
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I've never seen a bat around here. I don't know what I'd do, because they are a lot like mice which make me scream like a girl.
You did good, OP.
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A Bat totem appearing in your life
is a call for the end of a way of life and the beginning of another.

Thanks for this. hf


does this speak to you?
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I will be graduating from nursing school in a few months. Maybe that is what it means? I have always been interested in totems.
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I will be graduating from nursing school in a few months. Maybe that is what it means? I have always been interested in totems.
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looks like the bat had a message for you that you are on the right track.

hf

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