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 Post subject: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:17 pm 
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I am Proud to anounce that 47 Bats were counted under the Restaurant Lapa this morning :wink: :dance:

Please still keep the sightings coming in so that we can monitor there process ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:01 pm 
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That's SUCH great news....was so sad to see only 3 there when I at Skukuza in August
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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Howzit Forumites :D

Just a friendly reminder to please keep on sending through Fruit Bat sightings in from Skukuza. It is highly important with regards to us monitoring the roosts.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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I saw when we visited in May this year that there weren't any bats. Did something happen? I will take some pics when we're there next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Yes Spinnekop- They were chased away by the use of Chlorine to get rid of them due to "Hygiene problems" but then after we kicked up a fuss they had no option but to remove them ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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We were there at the end of October and there was about 10-15 (I did count but forgot now...my apologies) that were under the thatch.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:15 am 
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Hi Batmad

We had lunch at Skukuza yesterday and we counted only 3 bats... Hope this is not bad news?

Keep up the good work.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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I have nicer news
The thatch closed to the river had at least 20 bats
And the other one 5
This seen 2 weeks ago

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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I am looking forward to seeing them in December! :great:
Will try to do a count! :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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This is very worrying that the once 50 or more bats have gone down in number.
Since the introduction of chlorine to frighten away the bats I have stopped supporting this restaurant which has a main priority to make money with a 'screw the animals policy'.
They have caused immense disturbance to this colony and number have not been what they were since they have interfered.
I really wonder what happens when there are no people to check up on the owners of this restaurant and with their track record and seeing whats going on there I am suggesting that the foul play is continuing !! ..or would like to know what they are doing otherwise to reverse the damage they have caused?

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Thanks everyone for your help and support :D ;)

Lets hope our colony grows back to the original numbers :D

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Was there on Saturday morning at about 7am and didnt see a single bat under both thatches


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Interesting... :hmz:

Please keep the sightings coming in guys :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Sad to say we only saw 4 bats on 21 Dec under the thatch furthest from river. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Fruit Bat Sightings
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Has anybody seen any small devices attached to the thatch roofs lately??...

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