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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:58 PM
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300 flying foxes are rescued in storms
The future of a colony of fruit bats has been put at risk after hundreds of pups were abandoned by their mothers in heavy storms.

More than 300 infant grey-headed flying foxes are being cared for at a bat hospital since they were left to fend for themselves in the last week.



http://arbroath.blogspot.com/#top_of_page

They get more health care than some American kids.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:09 PM
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1. Awww! So sweet!
:D
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:12 PM
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2. Awwwwww........
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:16 PM
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3. Awwwwwwww.
There is a lot of really weird and funny stuff at that site..
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:25 PM
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5. True!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:38 PM
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7. ewwwww
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:14 PM
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13. Okay, I got the willies!
But it was pretty beautiful, too. :)
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:28 PM
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15. I looooooove bats. My nephew has a bat about the size of a postage
stamp living in his roof. I am in love.
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:43 PM
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16. That'd be pretty cool!
I love miniatures. :)
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:08 PM
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17. me too. Bats rule. :)
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:16 PM
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4. That's batty
(someone had to post this)

:)
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:30 PM
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6. cute, in that ugly rodent kinda way.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:48 PM
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8. A bat is a mammal in the order Chiroptera. ( and awwwwww to OP)
so cute!
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:07 PM
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11. Was trying to be funny
some animals, like some babies are cute in a strange alien fashion.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:08 PM
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12. Rats.
I've had the talk with people before that bats aren't flying rodents. Sorry.

They are sooooo cute.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:20 PM
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14. I have seen cute baby cockroaches. No joke. They were like little triangles with big eyes.
:)
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:28 PM
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26. lol
hopefully they were not in your food )
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:01 PM
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23. They look like Chihuahua puppies wrapped in yellow blankies.
:P

Not rodents or bats!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:52 PM
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9. that photo deserves some LOLCat love.
:)
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:54 PM
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10. they have "bat" hospitals?
Who knew.....next time my ex gripes about not being able to find a doctor, I'll know where to refer her :evilgrin:

and "awww" for the pic :D
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:55 PM
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18. They are very cute!
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:03 PM
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19. Yellow is supposed to be the color for 2009, representing optimism,
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 04:04 PM by Uncle Joe
and these guys seem positive about life, maybe there's something to it.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:10 PM
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20. If the storm had been a tornado, their name would have taken on a new meaning.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 04:10 PM by HypnoToad
And that was a cute picture...

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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:27 PM
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21. Cute pic!
I've liked bats ever since I was a little kid. :)
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:40 PM
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22. So Cute!
I have the pic of one of these batties hanging upside down drinking from his little water thing taped to my monitor...I *heart* batties!


:loveya:
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:06 PM
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24. WANT!!!
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:36 PM
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25. They love human pheromones when older, erections
are common amongst the male bats when their humans are near. They'll also get mean with eachother when they get jealous of another hanging with a human they like. This is all from secondhand experience but I say the home video so I believe it :)

My friends also said they were as smart as cats :D
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