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I was cleaning the scope last night when

This wonderful, beautiful fluff ball came in through the bathroom window

I KNOW you are not supposed to handle without gloves but I just HAD to pick it up and remove the net curtain from the window and place it on the sill to be able to get back out, only 3-4", isn't some of nature wonderful

I love being autistic, I believe it has made me truly love all animals in a way many don't or can not
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And their fur is so silky and soft. Lovely little
creatures.
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I was so afraid of hurting it,
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looks like a batmanov mask to me.
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looks like a batmanov mask to me.
OMG there is always ONE......................
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One of many.
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Hi Jeremy,
What a beautiful experience getting a visit from bat.
I come across these cute little creatures quite often with my work as a stone mason tucked up in little cavities in walls.
Sometimes im forced to move sleeping bats to walls im not working on and they seem to be ok.
At my bush block ive had many visits by kangaroos when I'm at my telescope. A bit scarry when youre in the middle of nowhere in complete darkness and you start hearing noises from the dark.
Once i turned on my torch to be faced by a very large male roo snorting at me about 15 feet away. He was over 6 feet tall and not happy. I sort of hid behind my scope and a bit of standoff and then he hopped away.
I probably scared him just as much as I was.
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hi jeremy,
what a beautiful experience getting a visit from bat.
I come across these cute little creatures quite often with my work as a stone mason tucked up in little cavities in walls.
Sometimes im forced to move sleeping bats to walls im not working on and they seem to be ok.
At my bush block ive had many visits by kangaroos when i'm at my telescope. A bit scarry when youre in the middle of nowhere in complete darkness and you start hearing noises from the dark.
Once i turned on my torch to be faced by a very large male roo snorting at me about 15 feet away. He was over 6 feet tall and not happy. I sort of hid behind my scope and a bit of standoff and then he hopped away.
I probably scared him just as much as i was.
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You guys have to be kidding, go to Yeppoon in QLD and see the stinking filthy creatures hanging from ever tree in the mangroves, gas the lot i reckon.

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We can hear the constant clicking of microbats at our dark site at Kaboomba Airfield, and occassionally we have them flitting around us - we attract the mozzies, the mozzies attract the bats, and we have a jolly mozzie-less time

I had one cut through between me and the eyepiece one night. Saw a darting shadow inches from my face, even felt the puff of wind from its wings on my face. Scared the heebie jeebies out of me!
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You guys have to be kidding, go to Yeppoon in QLD and see the stinking filthy creatures hanging from ever tree in the mangroves, gas the lot i reckon.

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Is there an ignore button here that can stop posts like this

Keep those comments to yourself

They were on this planet long before you
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we can hear the constant clicking of microbats at our dark site at kaboomba airfield, and occassionally we have them flitting around us - we attract the mozzies, the mozzies attract the bats, and we have a jolly mozzie-less time

i had one cut through between me and the eyepiece one night. Saw a darting shadow inches from my face, even felt the puff of wind from its wings on my face. Scared the heebie jeebies out of me!
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Jeremy,

Leon is talking about the huge Flying Fox bats we have! Their wingspan can reach 1.5m! And when they crap, you REALLY don't want to be under it!

I get flocks of hundreds fly over my house every night, dozens of which raid the giant Morton Bay Fig trees across the road from my place

I used to have a big mandarin tree in my backyard. One night I stepped out into the backyard for a stretch when one of these HUGE bats lept out of the mandi tree with its huge wings going "WOOP, WOOP, WOOP!!!" Heck, my backbone jellified instantly!!!

PS, added a photo of a lady holding a flying fox to give you an idea of just how big these beasties can get! A bit bigger than the little tacker you found, I'm sure
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I know, sorry but people have to remember there are people like me who prefer animals to humans, in my opinion this planet would be better off without humans and the wildlife we murder certainly would

Yes I appreciate there are problem with many animals the world over, perhaps if we had not destroyed so much of their habitat ?

sorry, my opinion

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Exactly Jeremy,
Humans have and will continue to destroy native habitat so the whole balance is out of whack and some species will go into extinction while others will dominate and then become a "problem" to us humans.
We have made a perfect environment for fruit bats with so much abundant food around in peoples back yards close to their homes and no real preditors other than us that theyre in plague proportion in some areas.
But as natural selection goes that during over population of species disease and viruses will eventually control the population and when nearly finished getting the numbers down it may jump species to us as shown in history so eventually it will come back and bite us.
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Why should I have to agree with everything others say Jeremy, you obviously don't like humans, and say what you like, your choice I guess,
I just hate bats. (Ignore button indeed) Wow a bit strong don't you reckon.

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I want to apologize to Leon for my attitude, we have spoken in PM, he is a really nice chap and I MUST NOT judge people too fast.

Please accept my apologies Leon
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