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 Post subject: Current bat situation at Urikaruus? Nossob?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Does anyone know the current bat situation at Urikaruus? I was reading some older 2012/2013 posts and it seems there was a problem there, also--not quite like 2R but as bat (bad) as Nossob.

Mind you, I've stayed in the Amazon where the primitive cabins had wide open eaves, specially designed to allow the bats and parrots free reign throughout the place. Because the eaves were so open--a good .5 meter gap!--there was plenty of ventilation and no bat urine odor. [I wonder why KTP doesn't design their buildings that way?]. Also, we slept under very fine mesh mossie nets which "caught" most of the bat droppings, not a big problem. Also had a bat or two in KNP at LS and Satara but it was just that, one or two, I was able to swoop them out the open door with a broom, then go to bed and sleep in peace.

I have bought pop-up mossie tents to put on the beds, that way we can keep windows open if the bat situation is severe. Image Will this work, do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Bats at Urikaruus?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:44 pm 
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:D :D
Very clever!!
Precaution much better than cure!!!
Now you can leave the doors open, window's open, allow lots of fresh air!
And listen to the lion roar and hyena laughing and jackals calling without a mozzy or a bat hindering!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Current bat situation at Urikaruus? Nossob?
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Thank you--I hadn't thought of the benefits we would receive until you mentioned it. But yes, now we can enjoy the fresh air with no worries and listen to the sounds of the African night.


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kyknetta wrote:
:D :D

Now you can leave the doors open, window's open, allow lots of fresh air!



:hmz: I've often wondered about that leopard at Urikarus.............I'm way to scared it could get on the walkway!

But a great way to keep Mozzies and Bat droppings away from you! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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:hmz: I've often wondered about that leopard at Urikarus.............I'm way to scared it could get on the walkway!

But a great way to keep Mozzies and Bat droppings away from you! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Current bat situation at Urikaruus? Nossob?
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lion queen wrote:
kyknetta wrote:
:D :D

Now you can leave the doors open, window's open, allow lots of fresh air!



:hmz: I've often wondered about that leopard at Urikarus.............I'm way to scared it could get on the walkway!

But a great way to keep Mozzies and Bat droppings away from you! :clap: :clap: :clap:


What leopard at Urikaruus?


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kyknetta wrote:
:D :D Now you can leave the doors open, window's open, allow lots of fresh air!
And listen to the lion roar and hyena laughing and jackals calling without a mozzy or a bat hindering!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
:shock: is the best way to let enter the bats :lol: ... for the next people :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Current bat situation at Urikaruus? Nossob?
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Maybe is the best way to allow bats to exit, then close doors and windows? :-?


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A quick note on Urikaruus leopards....have a look at the KTP leopard identification thread on the Arid Parks page.....we had some great sightings there....page 36 of the thread.....and so have many other people.

We haven't had many problems with bats at Urikaruus.....it's more the acacia tree rats scuttling around on the roof that make a noise!


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Maybe is the best way to allow bats to exit, then close doors and windows? :-?
:thumbs_up: I put outside a lot of Bats... last time... then close the windows in the evening

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 Post subject: Re: Current bat situation at Urikaruus? Nossob?
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On a three night stay in Feb, we saw one leopard at the watering hole just after we returned at the end of the day, at dusk. We had one bat in our unit, that did not seem to cause many problems. It really is a great camp.


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