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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:51 pm

Howsit Martyn,

It is unfortunate that England has such a little amount of bats!

If you look under the Kruger forum you should find a few threads that i have made that give you alot of info on the at roosts in Kruger :wink:

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Unread postby Batmad » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:47 am

I hope i am not letting you all down with me havent not posted on this thread for a while :redface:

It is the school thing :cry:
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Unread postby Batmad » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:47 am

WOW! :shock: The bat world has been SO quite at the moment :cry:

I am trying to find news and interestng facts for you guys but again i say the bat world is quite!!
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Unread postby Nyamandlovu » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:40 am

I am ready for when it livens up a bit :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Batmad » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:01 pm

Just a reminder-

If you guys think i can improve this course and add odds and sods then please feel free to PM me!!! :D
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Unread postby Hugh » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:49 pm

Batmad I have a question for you. I have some sort of "animal" or "bird" that is in our avo tree..a very large avo tree. I have a stiff neck from trying to see what it is but can see nothing but I believe its a fruit bat of sorts. only reason why I know there is something up there is the amount of droppings that are on the ground everyday. What does fruit bat poo look like. This is orangy to brown seems to have seeds and other bits in it and it has no smell Its about the size of a grape, its soft and in the mornings there is a lot of it. so I presume there is more than one little guy up there .. suggestions please.??? I have found half a fruit bat a little while ago I think the other half was in my cat.
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Unread postby Batmad » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:05 pm

Hi elizabeth,

The animal in your tree sounds like a fruit bat...........

could you please take a photo of the droppings and post it on the forum??

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Unread postby Hugh » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:16 pm

Will do Batmad . But its been raining and the poo is all squishy will see what happens tomorrow.
Wish I could see the bats I have seen bats flying over at night well I assume they are bats as all you see is a dark fast shadow,but it is probabaly another species ... Are fruit bats active at night or in the day as I just cant see them in the tree during the day..Its an avo tree and everything just blends in.
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Unread postby Batmad » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:10 pm

Sometimes fruit bats don't neceserally roost in the fruit trees they feed from.....
They will normally roost under the thatch rooves of house's. But try and see if they are roosting in the tree :wink:
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Unread postby Hugh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:34 pm

I have tried to see them during the day ..no luck . I will try at night time.
I can see what they are eating is not from the avo tree as it contains seeds and other digested fruit looking bits..


Here is a picture of the promised pooImage

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Unread postby Batmad » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:07 pm

Ok,

That looks like fruit bat poo! :D

You lucky to have such cute cratures in your garden!!
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Unread postby Emily86 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:30 pm

Ah Minister, my apologises. Yep it was filmed in SA. :thumbs_up: Thanks for your info.
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Unread postby Hugh » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:53 pm

Thanks Batmad Tonight I will creep around the tree in the dark . The Batpoo was like a mountain there this morning so there must be more than one..Haven't been able to investigate as the tree is outside a guests room ( B&B thing) and I am sure this gent we have had staying all the way from India might be concerned about a little old lady hovering around a tree. !!He left this morning soooo here goes. !!
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Unread postby Batmad » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:14 pm

It was great helping!!

P.S-try take pics :twisted:
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Re: Batmad's Bat Course

Unread postby bentley » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:08 pm

Hope you don't mind this post here...

@ Batmad, bats are amazing creatures and to watch. I have noticed bats in fluttering around my garden and surroundings, where can I get my hands on a bat box in JHB ? Or how hard is it to make one ?
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