Bats! in Connecticut

So you all got this “Spring is coming!” ResLife email today about how to behave in warmer weather (e.g. don’t be a noisy jerk to your neighbors, as if you weren’t already right?), but something stood out in that:

Be sure screens are in place when the windows are open to prevent unwanted intruders such as bees, bats, etc. Please note that the only furniture which should be brought outside (which includes balconies and porches) is plastic outdoor furniture. Upholstered and wooden furniture pose fire hazards and may become home to bugs and four legged creatures. Thank you for your cooperation.

Holy shit, there are bats here?? This is fascinating, does anyone know about this/have crazy bat stories?

EDIT: Ok I Googled “connecticut bats” and the first link shows how to fold an origami bat:

The CT Audobon Society says that:

Seven species of bats can be found in Connecticut. The two most common bats in the state are the little brown bat and the big brown bat. The remaining species are less common and seldom seen… Typically bats are very loyal to their birthplaces and hibernating sites and are in temperate regions, cold winters force bats to migrate.

Bats can be found everywhere in the world except in the most extreme desert and polar regions. The big-eyed, winsome expressions of some bats often surprise oppose who would never have thought that a bat could be attractive or even cute.

Look to the skies on 1 hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset to see the fluttering display of bats rounding up their insect prey. once you understand and appreciate these remarkable creatures of the dark, bats can be viewed as allies and an integral part of our natural wold.

The more you know!

36 thoughts on “Bats! in Connecticut

  1. Anonymous

    I have to say all the people who are angered by this post are douches – it was a funny post. get over it.

  2. Anonymous

    I have to say all the people who are angered by this post are douches – it was a funny post. get over it.

  3. Anonymous

    “Once again, Physical Plant found no evidence of bats, but suggested that mice could be present.”I guess it could be mice,” Danzig said. “Mice that can fly, and look like bats, and are bats”–My favorite quote from the Argus all of 2006(from http://wesleyanargus.com/article/3287)

  4. Anonymous

    “Once again, Physical Plant found no evidence of bats, but suggested that mice could be present.

    “I guess it could be mice,” Danzig said. “Mice that can fly, and look like bats, and are bats”
    –My favorite quote from the Argus all of 2006
    (from http://wesleyanargus.com/article/3287)

  5. marie.bee

    my freshman year a bat got into the end stairwell of Nic 5. we all were trying to get it to fly back out, but someone called physical plant, and a guy came and whacked the bat, which was perched on a wall, with a mop, and then stuck it in a plastic bag in the garbage. i worried for a long time about how long it took the poor bat to die :(

  6. marie.bee

    my freshman year a bat got into the end stairwell of Nic 5. we all were trying to get it to fly back out, but someone called physical plant, and a guy came and whacked the bat, which was perched on a wall, with a mop, and then stuck it in a plastic bag in the garbage. i worried for a long time about how long it took the poor bat to die :(

  7. Justin L.

    I trapped a bat in my hall (WestCo Up 2, hellz yeah) freshman year. It was only one of many bats that year in Up 2… ::Shudder::

  8. Justin L.

    I trapped a bat in my hall (WestCo Up 2, hellz yeah) freshman year. It was only one of many bats that year in Up 2… ::Shudder::

  9. Anonymous

    “Wildlife biologists fear a significant die-off in about 15 caves and mines in New York, as well as at sites in Massachusetts and Vermont. Whatever is killing the bats leaves them unusually thin and, in some cases, dotted with a white fungus. Bat experts fear that what they call White Nose Syndrome may spell doom for several species that keep insect pests under control.”http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/science/25bats.html

  10. Anonymous

    “Wildlife biologists fear a significant die-off in about 15 caves and mines in New York, as well as at sites in Massachusetts and Vermont. Whatever is killing the bats leaves them unusually thin and, in some cases, dotted with a white fungus. Bat experts fear that what they call White Nose Syndrome may spell doom for several species that keep insect pests under control.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/science/25bats.html

  11. Anonymous

    wait so you don’t remember the shit eating bat infestation that spread gastroineritis and rabies that lived in the heaters?

  12. Anonymous

    wait so you don’t remember the shit eating bat infestation that spread gastroineritis and rabies that lived in the heaters?

  13. Sheek

    jeez I’m from new york city, the extent of the wildlife I see is pigeons, squirrels, and stray cats. (p.s. I’m a soph)

  14. Sheek

    jeez I’m from new york city, the extent of the wildlife I see is pigeons, squirrels, and stray cats. (p.s. I’m a soph)

  15. Sheek

    jeez I’m from new york city, the extent of the wildlife I see is pigeons, squirrels, and stray cats. (p.s. I’m a soph)

  16. Sheek

    jeez I’m from new york city, the extent of the wildlife I see is pigeons, squirrels, and stray cats.
    (p.s. I’m a soph)

  17. Marianna

    It pains me to have to say this dude, but GTFO FROSH!(p.s. I don’t know what year you are)

  18. Marianna

    It pains me to have to say this dude, but GTFO FROSH!(p.s. I don’t know what year you are)

  19. Marianna

    It pains me to have to say this dude, but GTFO FROSH!(p.s. I don’t know what year you are)

  20. Marianna

    It pains me to have to say this dude, but GTFO FROSH!

    (p.s. I don’t know what year you are)

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