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Gingersnap
01-11-2011, 01:22 PM
Strewth, this weather's totally batty! It's not only the humans who have lost their homes in the Australian floods

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:20 PM on 7th January 2011

Torrential rain has brought chaos to Australia, and not just to the humans who live there.

Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre director Trish Wimberley and her carers have helped save 130 orphaned bats on the Gold Coast in past weeks.

They saved 350 young bats during the 2008 storm season but this year think there's more going on than just wild weather.

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Baby bats at the Bat Clinic in Advancetown, which has helped at least 130 baby bats after the wet weather

Carers have visited several bat 'camps' on the coast in recent weeks to find four-week-old babies on the ground covered in maggots and fly eggs. Trish said: 'They're coming down to feed on the ground. That makes them vulnerable. It's not a natural occurrence and shows there is trouble in the environment.

'Bats are a barometer to what is going on in the environment. They're our canaries down the coal mine'.

The surviving youngsters will be bottle fed and kept either hanging on clothes lines or in special intensive care units until they are ready to fly again in about four weeks.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344988/Crowded-baby-bat-clinic-barometer-Australias-bad-weather.html#ixzz1AkhCv47T

FBIGuy
01-11-2011, 01:23 PM
Step on them before they fly!

Bubba Dawg
01-11-2011, 01:37 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/z9zx4.jpg


The one to the far left is in Pittsburg* Steelers Colors.....

Bailey
01-11-2011, 01:50 PM
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344988/Crowded-baby-bat-clinic-barometer-Australias-bad-weather.html#ixzz1AkhCv47T

Thanks to you Ginger I don't think I'll find anything more cute then red pandas :(

linda22003
01-11-2011, 02:26 PM
They aren't even in the same GALAXY of cuteness as red pandas. This is about a two on the ten-point Squee Scale.

Gingersnap
01-11-2011, 02:32 PM
I didn't say they were cuter than Red Pandas but they are cute.

However, in a zombie scenario I could cheerfully step on them to prevent brain-eating.

linda22003
01-11-2011, 03:04 PM
The true test of cuteness is whether or not you could kill it if it were zombified. This one would eat my brain in a second and a half.
http://shoyinka.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/cute-puppy-dog-wallpapers.jpg

Gingersnap
01-11-2011, 03:24 PM
It's a good thing the Jihadists are afraid of dog spit or we'd all be in danger of Islamic Undercover Bomb Puppies. :eek:

Bubba Dawg
01-11-2011, 03:54 PM
They aren't even in the same GALAXY of cuteness as red pandas. This is about a two on the ten-point Squee Scale.

Cross-eyed possums are just as cute. Maybe cuter.

http://ocpets.ocregister.com/files/2010/12/APTOPIX_Germany_Cross_Eyed_Opossum_LGL103.jpg

linda22003
01-11-2011, 07:13 PM
No. That's hideous.

Bailey
01-11-2011, 07:23 PM
This is sad and cute at the same time, may even chanllenge red pandas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVignZNSfE

linda22003
01-12-2011, 10:27 AM
I don't see anything sad about it. They DO always land on their feet.

Zafod
01-12-2011, 12:00 PM
No. That's hideous.

agreed

Gingersnap
01-12-2011, 12:37 PM
Those kittens are cute but not as cute as the bats.

Bailey
01-12-2011, 12:47 PM
I don't see anything sad about it. They DO always land on their feet.

Looks on their faces is sad :-(

Bailey
01-12-2011, 12:48 PM
Those kittens are cute but not as cute as the bats.

Bull, they are way more cute. Those bats are hideous

Gingersnap
01-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Bull, they are way more cute. Those bats are hideous

Those bats are in little colored baby blankets. That totally trumps any basic kitten-cuteness.

swirling_vortex
01-14-2011, 11:17 PM
Your bats are no match for FLOPPY-EARED BUNNIES!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CNzUFvIwXMI/SGJJn9ra6KI/AAAAAAAAAFI/nQPQQbuDLWo/s400/cute-rabbits.jpg