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Started by hilaryswankfan on Mar 29, 2016 3:55:48 PM
Avoiding the Pipistrelle...

Squeak about it, there !!

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Shadrack22 - 23 Dec 2017 00:10:01 (#1 of 45)

You called?

RosyLovelady - 30 Dec 2017 06:55:00 (#2 of 45)

I hope this thread flourishes. The original GU Avoiding the Pipistrelle thread was probably the Best Thread Ever.

mingmong - 24 Jun 2021 09:51:06 (#3 of 45)

I wonder how pipistrelle-avoiders would feel about having one of these dive-bombing them on a dusky summer evening

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/0
5/giant-wood-moth-found-queensland-australia-school


https://scontent.fbrs4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/204333800_2921598294745744_6192128793892238203_n
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According to someone on my FB feed there have been "occasional sightings in the UK"

rearranged - 24 Jun 2021 09:54:34 (#4 of 45)

If there had been sightings I suspect whole counties would have heard the screams.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Jun 2021 10:00:36 (#5 of 45)

Bats are great, as all people of judgement know. People who dislike them or fear them are to be shunned and are probably morally degenerate agents of a sinister foreign power.

Of course, bats can give you rabies or even allegedly, Covid.

RosyLovelady - 24 Jun 2021 10:01:33 (#6 of 45)

That moth has a beautiful coat.

browserbutton - 24 Jun 2021 10:07:17 (#7 of 45)

dive-bombing them on a dusky summer evening

The females don't fly very well, mostly just shuffle about.

mingmong - 24 Jun 2021 10:08:55 (#8 of 45)

If one did try to fly, it would inevitably end up inadvertedly dive-bombing. This would almost certainly occur as Shadders was walking past, carrying a gin and tonic.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Jun 2021 10:10:10 (#9 of 45)

In 37 years of living where we do, with a healthy population of pipsters, and now on our 6th and 7th cats, only one dead flittermouse has ever been dumped on the carpet.

I suspect he flew too low.

RosyLovelady - 24 Jun 2021 10:12:38 (#10 of 45)

Wood pigeons like to fly low over our cats, just to wind them up.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Jun 2021 10:14:07 (#11 of 45)

They wouldn't do that with ours. Steely has dragged two in through the cat flap. Without going into too-gory detail, their heads seems to taste better than the rest of them.

mingmong - 24 Jun 2021 10:16:24 (#12 of 45)

Squirrels and magpies are the chief cat winder-uppers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeryQrumVZk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqiehf37cNw

RosyLovelady - 24 Jun 2021 10:16:41 (#13 of 45)

Alf and Clarry are bone idle, it's true.

browserbutton - 24 Jun 2021 10:24:00 (#14 of 45)

The flesh of the fruit bat can be too sweet and gamy for some palates. The canny Seychellois rectify this by first marinating the meat in green papaya.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Jun 2021 10:52:18 (#15 of 45)

Mmm. Sounds interesting.

RosyLovelady - 24 Jun 2021 10:59:01 (#16 of 45)

Dreaming of pipistrelle pie, Rev?

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Jun 2021 15:03:26 (#17 of 45)

Fruit Bat Pie, Lady Rosy, sounds worth investigating.

Johnny Pipster eats flies and midges, making him a bally useful feller, but I doubt whether it makes his flesh worth eating and you'd need a hundred or so to make a pie.

tasselhoff - 24 Jun 2021 15:39:34 (#18 of 45)

Chickens eat anything, and they're scrummy.

A bit of butter, salt and pepper, garlic and possibly a hint of tarragon with your hundreds of pipis roast would be great.

browserbutton - 24 Jun 2021 15:45:15 (#19 of 45)

Always remember, when preparing frugivorous megabats for the pot, to remove the skin. Males have enlarged androgen-sensitive sebaceous glands in the skin on their shoulders that they use for scent-marking their territories, particularly during the mating season. Pheww!

Shadrack22 - 24 Jun 2021 16:03:51 (#20 of 45)

PONG-O!

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