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6.17.2009

so it was way past time for an update.. so I decided to once again to strain my brain to come up with a post that would inspire and encourage and inflate you all! don't mind the inflate part, but anywys I couldn't telly think of anything flammable that sounded good! so I decided to make random post with words that makes as much scents(I know it's a spelt like that) as eating blueberry flavoured pickles while watching Saturday morning reruns on the telly! which I've never done which is why it doesn't make sence! instead of inspiring and all that other junk I chose in the stead to tell you one reason I made my blog! but you'll have to keep reading cause I wanna tell you about a bat that woke me up last year first.. so here's how it goes... last year, sometime, my bro ( I have 4)not saying which one for lawsuits sake) tol me to help him catch a bat as I was readying myself to sleep! he tol me there was a bat by our bathroom that was in a towel and I need to come catch it! I however did not believe this unnamed individual because it sounded as ridiculous as this post does! so anyways I brushed him off an went to sleep:) however it was the worst choice I made in that single minute, because there really was a bat! but I didn't know it yet..anyways I drifted off into a peaceful sleep, however was awakened in the wee hours of the morning because of a flapping I was hearing! i completely forgot about the bat and was in confusion what I wa hearing so I switched on my lamp and saw the small black bat swooping at me as I ducked down into my bed! I was very annoyed and not in the slightest bit scared( idk why! I should have been ...bats are poisones(sp?)which I later found out from my brother the living dictionary!) so being very annoyed I let the bat have my room that night and picked up my blanket and went and fell back to sleep on a couch:).. if you wanna know all the details ask me later! there's only to many to type! as I was saying before if you are still Reading this... one of the reasons I made my blog..... is to... apologize for never posting enough!
I hope you enjoid!
ps..... skip all my typing errors! I didn't edit it:)

10 Comments:

Chels:) said...

wow profound...

Chels:) said...

lol...

Chels:) said...

haha..

Chels:) said...

intresting...

Chels:) said...

bats r scareeee...

Misty Hamel said...

Nick, after reading that one of your brothers told you bats are poisonous, I decided to check it out. Crazy thing is I learned a lot and became very intrigued with the ugly little mammals! Here is a section I took from Wikipedia. It doesn't seem that bats are poisonous but you should still be scared...

Bats are natural reservoirs or vectors for a large number of zoonotic pathogens including rabies, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Henipavirus (ie. Nipah virus and Hendra virus) and possibly ebola virus. Their high mobility, broad distribution, and social behaviour (communal roosting, fission-fusion social structure) make bats favourable hosts and vectors of disease. Many species also appear to have a high tolerance for harbouring pathogens and often do not develop disease while infected.

Only 0.5% of bats carry rabies. However, of the few cases of rabies reported in the United States every year not caused by dogs, most are caused by bat bites. Although most bats do not have rabies, those that do may be clumsy, disoriented, and unable to fly, which makes it more likely that they will come into contact with humans. Although one should not have an unreasonable fear of bats, one should avoid handling them or having them in one's living space, as with any wild animal. If a bat is found in living quarters near a child, mentally handicapped person, intoxicated person, sleeping person, or pet, the person or pet should receive immediate medical attention for rabies. Bats have very small teeth and can bite a sleeping person without being felt. There is evidence that it is possible for the bat rabies virus to infect victims purely through airborne transmission, without direct physical contact of the victim with the bat itself.

If a bat is found in a house and the possibility of exposure cannot be ruled out, the bat should be sequestered and an animal control officer called immediately, so that the bat can be analysed. This also applies if the bat is found dead. If it is certain that nobody has been exposed to the bat, it should be removed from the house. The best way to do this is to close all the doors and windows to the room except one to the outside. The bat should soon leave.

Due to the risk of rabies and also due to health problems related to their faecal droppings (guano), bats should be excluded from inhabited parts of houses. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides full detailed information on all aspects of bat management, including how to capture a bat, what to do in case of exposure, and how to bat-proof a house humanely. In certain countries, such as the United Kingdom, it is illegal to handle bats without a license.

Where rabies is not endemic, as throughout most of Western Europe, small bats can be considered harmless. Larger bats can give a nasty bite. They should be treated with the respect due to any wild animal.

Nic=P said...

sorry I wish to make an apology! my brother did not say they were poisenous.. he did tell me they may have rabies though! Misty, I do not think I was bitten, cause I have not died! lol it was flying to so it may not have had rabies if it did bite me in my sleep.

JAEL said...

Nic,
I know which one of your brothers is the bat hunter.
Shall we call him "Batman"? :)

alli:) said...

I would have, screamed, had to have washed all my covers (u figure out why) and cried my head off! As you can tell i hate the dark, but something flying around in the dark! I would die! Needless to say Nic, you are a brave soul! haha

Jerms McGiggleson said...

just another day in the life of a Norris