First the bees, now bats dying in masses

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    Deadly Bat Disorder Spreads in NortheastBy MICHAEL HILL, AP
    posted: 29 MINUTES AGOcomments: 5filed under: Animal News, National News, Science NewsPrintShareText SizeAAAROSENDALE, N.Y. (Feb. 4) - A mysterious and deadly bat disorder discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.
    White-nose syndrome poses no health threat to people, but some scientists say that if bat populations diminish too much, the insects and crop pests they eat could flourish. Researchers recently identified the fungus that creates the syndrome's distinctive white smudges on the noses and wings of hibernating bats, but they don't yet know how to stop the disorder from killing off caves full of the ecologically important animals.

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    how about moonbats ?
     
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    Moonbats are definitely the most dangerous of the species. Their lust for our tax dollars is even more insatiable than the vampire bat's lust for blood. We can only hope they won't be spared

    $barking_moonbat3.jpg
     
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    We have a neighbor that has been study'n the bees for awhile now.

    Thanks I'll print the article and pass it on to her.
     
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    Bad news, indeed.

    Cute little things and a real boon to the environment, too.

    If I'm still in my house this spring, I'll put up some bat-houses since I evicted the bats in my home a few years back.

    Thanks for the head's up on this, audit.
     
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    Good.

    We have a lot of them little critters here and very few mosquitos in the summer. I hate to spray anything if I do not have too. I would not even let the guy who mows the hay spray fertilizer last year here because it changes the enviroment. Our field by the house here is natural with no chemicals of any kind being used on it.
     
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    Hmm ... thought this was simply a part of evolution. So have we completely forgotten about the rest of science now just for ... what?
     
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    Not good, but then anything that unbalances is not good.

    I don't know about these bats but some of the bats here - fruitbats - carry some pretty interesting diseases

    Hendra virus (Feature Article)

    The article mentions no threat to humans. You just have to hope that it doesn't mutate and go into cross-species mode.
     
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