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July 21, 2007

Couple Forced to Share Condo With Flock of Bats

In a world run by moonbats, who takes precedence, humans or bats? The answer to this very easy question can be found in ultra-liberal Vancouver, where a couple's $509,000 condo is infested with about 80 bats living in its walls.

Removing the bats is forbidden. Anyone caught molesting them during their May-to-August breeding season is subject to a $345 per animal fine.

Inevitably, the bats have found their way into the apartment. The couple even found a bat in their bed.

Bats are the primary reservoir for rabies in British Columbia. Rabies causes acute encephalitis and is almost always fatal. The unhappy homeowners are in the midst of four rounds of rabies shots.

They've cleaned buckets of bat feces from inside the walls, and report being kept up all night by the nocturnal animals' endless squealing.

But the important thing, according public health veterinarian Brian Radke, is that

the young are being properly cared for and that we're maintaining the bond [between baby bats and momma bats]. It would be traumatizing to have them captured and relocated somewhere else.

It might also be traumatizing to have your home taken over by noisy, filthy, potentially lethal-disease–ridden flying creepy-crawlies. But of course, human concerns are no longer considered relevant.

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Cute, huh? No wonder they're more equal than humans.

On a tip from Jimbo.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 21, 2007 11:29 AM

Comments

WTH is wrong with people? This would be a great opportunity to denigrate the Canucks and thier socialist moonbattery, but I know there are at least 3 or 4 of them who value liberty and freedom. Maybe they could start a movement to oust jackasses who keep them in chains of government bondage?

Posted by: skh.pcola at July 21, 2007 12:10 PM

What's the problem? These creatures congregate in a collective don't they? Hail comrades! True to form, they're collecting welfare as wards of the state. Too bad. Vancouver is beautiful. Seems all the stunning geography has been confiscated by the moonbat-borg and their clones.

Now. If only OUR socialists were half as cute.
Photoshop anyone?

Posted by: fellowes at July 21, 2007 12:15 PM

I can see the logic of protecting these animals (I'm also an admitted animal lover, and have a fondness for any mouse with the gumption to fly.)

However, if the Canadian government feels the need to force these folks to allow the bats to finish their nesting, then it should compensate these folks to the point that the neighbors wished that the bats had moved into their walls.

Reconstruction fees, decontamination costs, and definitely bat-proofing their condo afterwards should be on the State's dime.

I think a first class Caribbean cruise would be in order until the bats finish nesting is in order too.

Posted by: Ofencold at July 21, 2007 12:33 PM

OT: British Beaurocrat-Nannies propose the 'Fat Tax': A health way to deplete your wallet!

Posted by: White Cane at July 21, 2007 1:26 PM

How many bats would a moonbat bat if a moonbat could bat bats?

Posted by: Jimbo at July 21, 2007 3:35 PM

Heehee! Good one, Jimbo!

Posted by: skh.pcola at July 21, 2007 4:46 PM

Holy guano Jimbo!

Posted by: fellowes at July 21, 2007 8:17 PM

Here's a solution, following in Ofencold's footsteps: Allow the bats to rear their young; once all have departed, and on the B.C. government's dime, a full clean up of the house, a careful inspection and sealing of any and all entryways into this residence; installation of bat barriers, whatever; permission to the homeowners to shoot, poison, or otherwise destroy say the first five bats they see coming around in the new breeding year, and allowance to leave the carcass(es) out in the open, or perhaps tacked up on an exterior wall, for all the other bats to see (and smell).

Solves the problem, the homeowners are happy, the government has spent taxpayer money wisely, the enviro-wakcos are mollified (albeit not ecstatic, I'm sure), and the bats can find themselves another place (hopefully not a house!) to breed and raise their chir-en. Hell, the government can even provide them with an appropriate place, if they're so inclined.

Probably far too logical for any bureaucrat to approve, of course.

Posted by: jc14 at July 21, 2007 8:55 PM

i'd suggest moving, but that would be too easy...

Posted by: nanc at July 21, 2007 8:58 PM

My father belongs to a hunting camp that developed a bat problem in the eaves/rafters about ten years ago. The members built a bat box and put it outside and then sealed up the building. The bats are still living in the box and they don't come inside anymore. No government inteference or bat killing was needed.

Posted by: forest at July 22, 2007 7:58 AM

Bats are good for controlling mosquitos, but a case like this is ridiculous. The bats should be collected and moved.

Things like this are why people will just start killing bats and other creatures, saying nothing to anyone.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 22, 2007 6:44 PM

LOL @Jimbo; "How many bats would a moonbat bat if a moonbat could bat bats?"

On a serious note, Vancouver Coastal Health spokeswoman Viviana Zanocco said "We've safeguarded the people and this is the best solution for everyone."

Um, 'everyone' means people. Bats, cool as they may be outside any structure inhabited by humans, are most definitely not people, you spokesmoron.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 24, 2007 6:16 AM