Sunday, October 18, 2015


Most of us have never seen bats. Bats are those rodents with wings that fly around at night allegedly eating insects. We are told the insects are bad for us and ipso facto the bats are good for us. Now bats carry rabies and one in ten bats in New Jersey are rabid. Rabies is a horrible disease, a viral infection, single stranded RNA virus, that slowly eats up the nervous system turning the victim into a drooling and neurologically deficient slime mold.

Now one must remember that the Government has declared the "little brown bat" a protected species. It may kill humans but we must not touch this carrier of deadly disease. It is akin to the Administration declaring ISIS a protected class and anything we do to them a "hate crime". Only Government can make such a logical nexus.

As the NJ Health Department states:

The 5 year average of bat rabies cases from 2010 - 2014 was 57 per year. In 2014, 78 bats (out of 1,385 submitted for testing) were diagnosed with rabies, representing the highest number of rabid bats documented in a calendar year. However, the percentage of confirmed rabid bats has stayed relatively constant at about 4 - 6% of the bats submitted for testing.

In 2013 there were 66 rabies cases from bats in New Jersey. Much more than ISIS attacks. Now NH PR, that left wing radio station in NH, in fact almost the only radio in Northern NH, which is why it is so conservative, states:

Obviously, bats are really important in our eco-system because they are the greatest predator of nighttime insects. As von Oettengen explained, NH hosts eight species of bats (among them: Little brown bat, Long-eared bat, Tri-colored bat, Small-footed bat, Big-brown bat), so that adds up to a lot of insects consumed.

Now what is so wrong with these insects? I like bees, I like wasps, I even like Lady Bugs. So these vultures go out at night and consume all the insects pollinating my plants! These folks must be plant haters. No nocturnal plants get pollinated!

The NHPR continues:

There are small things we can do to help. If you’re comfortable living with bats in your attic, eaves or barn, leave them be. Or you could put up a bat house. Preston put one up in her yard in a hot, sunny place and had nineteen bats living there by the end of the summer.

Yeah, try and sell a house with bat fecal matter all in the attic infested with rabies!  Are you out of your mind! Well now let me tell you what I really think of bats......