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As several readers here choose to dispute the medical and veterinary evidence here are some useful links:
I can't see that any of what these organs of temperate reporting have to say contradicts what Liz has shared. As she said, there is rabies in bats. But the risk of contracting it from them is very low.
The Government agency, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, informs us that there were 10 cases of rabies being identified in bats in 2018. But they add the following:
Thankfully though, our winged friends like to keep their distance from us humans, even when they share the same building, making it unlikely that you will ever be in direct contact with a bat and be infected via a bat scratch, lick or bite. These beautiful creatures are best observed from a distance if you are lucky enough to spot one!
The NHS tell us that, in fact, there's only been one case of bat-to-human rabies transmission.
I think we need to keep our warnings in proportion to the risk. Trump is doing enough scaremongering for us all.
jThat meabs don't ignore it because it suits you.
If Baldwins ever do close, would there be an opening for a Harringay Wet Market for bats etc near Parkland Walk or the New River? I'd greatly value Dolly's opinion.
Sarcasm is the cheapest form of wit.
... and that's NOT funny!
Dolly, apart from the trolling re. bats, do ye have any interest in the old 5G masts?
You are the troll without a sensible point to make.
Seriously chuckled at this. Bravo, etc.
All the argument aside - I have the pleasure of sometimes seeing them flying over my garden and enjoy spotting them.
Same way as I enjoy watching foxes (and currently their tiny cubs) playing and visiting my garden on a regular basis. Same way as I enjoy seeing bees, butterflies and any other creature - just being alive, free and happy.
Great post Hugh, thanks
Out loud laughter about the concept of a rabid(!) “bat lobby” spreading the untruth that the evil bat community is actually just misunderstood.
Very committed trolling. Well done Dolly.
A Trolly Dolly, indeed...
I find my tin-foil hat an extremely useful protection, both again 5G waves and unprovoked bat-attack, I've modelled it on the good old British tommies tin hat, with a wide brim to deter winged mammals!