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    Big Bloody Bats

    Right, need some help here guys; got a bet with a co-worker.

    I live just of the Sathorn Road, and in the past few weeks I've seen bats after dusk that are fcuking huge from wing to wing; I reckon about a metre easily.

    Has anyone seen these in Bangkok before and if so can you identify the things for me, I've searched the net and can't find any conclusive evidence of these bats in bangkok and need some leads to provide solid evidence.

    He thinks I'm hallucinating, now I'm starting to think that. Like the opening scene of Fear and Loathing sort of trip.

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    Fruit bats

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    sometimes known as flying foxes

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    indigenous to SE Asia

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    I need to prove they're in Bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    Fruit bats

    Ahh yes, the katoey of the bat world.

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    when I was a kid there used to be a roost in Lumpini park

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    Right googled the above and managed to get Lyles flying fox, got half a hour till we finish work and I've got two hours of happy hour paid for if I can get a pic of the above bat in bangkok

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    They're Siamese Brain Bats. They have a single long hollow fang which they use to inject an anaesthetic into the skulls of their victims, they then drink the victim's brains. Generally the bat leaves between 5 to 10% of the victims brain tissue intact which is just about enough for the survivor to retain the ability to walk, eat, and poop. The charitably inclined King Rama 7 established the modern Thai Civil Service and a representative democracy in 1932 to provide these poor souls with the only work of which they were now capable, bureaucracy and politics. Even today over 85% of Thai Politicans and Bureaucrats are victims of Brain Bat attacks and are maintained at public expense.

    Attacks on farangs are rarer and the Thai health service provides no support for farang victims. Generally the slobbering, brain-damaged, farang survivors of these attacks are forced to eke out a sad living by opening bar-beers in Pattaya.

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    or they often pretend to be experts on financial services

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot View Post
    I need to prove they're in Bangkok
    Have you tried a big tennis racquet?

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    "The Lyle's Flying Fox (Pteropus lylei) is a species of bat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the Megachiroptera sub-order, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the Fruit Bats or Flying Foxes among other numerous colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, Oceania, islands off East Africa (but not the mainland Africa), and a number of remote oceanic islands in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans."




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    ^ Well go ahead and dispel the Myths I was brought up with, but I thought Flying Foxes were not Bats at all- people just called them that. Real Bats are a kind of bird, aren't they?

    Anyone know any Pattaya beer bars for sale?

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    they eat them in Indonesia

    maybe in Thailand as well, but I have never seen them

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    Yepp they're a delicacy in Thailand too. My ex saw huge colonies in Oz and wondered why people didn't eat them.

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    There is a bat temple not far from Bangkok with thousands of them roosting in the trees. Many tourist go there to see them, I have been several times and am always amazed by them incredible creatures IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^ Well go ahead and dispel the Myths I was brought up with, but I thought Flying Foxes were not Bats at all- people just called them that. Real Bats are a kind of bird, aren't they?

    Anyone know any Pattaya beer bars for sale?

    Try this website Own, Buy or Sell your Business in Thailand with Sunbelt Asia or Pattaya Investments Thailand Business Opportunities for Sale i think it loads of bar for sale in pattaya and chiang mai

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Real Bats are a kind of bird, aren't they?
    erm, no.

    they are mammals.

    but perhaps you mean that they are an example of convergent evolution, ie 2 separate groups of organisms have very similar characteristics due to the nature of their niche. eg: Sharks and Dolphins have streamlined bodies for swimming.

    in bats case they have very small body, light bones, similar wing structure. but they are not related but this is a requirement they both have to enable them to fly easily.

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    I'd think any ??? of bats... what do you call a group of bats, like a 'covey' of quail? Anyway I'd think most local bats have been caught and shipped off to China where they are a delicacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^ Well go ahead and dispel the Myths I was brought up with, but I thought Flying Foxes were not Bats at all- people just called them that. Real Bats are a kind of bird, aren't they?

    Anyone know any Pattaya beer bars for sale?

    Try this website Own, Buy or Sell your Business in Thailand with Sunbelt Asia or Pattaya Investments Thailand Business Opportunities for Sale i think it loads of bar for sale in pattaya and chiang mai

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finished work at 5 oclock yesterday afternoon and drank untill 5 this morning???????????? I didn't go near the computer at all untill this second.

    How the fok was this post made?????????? After a sarcastic smiley I wouldn't post such a comment??????

    I'm on the phone to the wife I think she's used my account as i have saved my login

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    Birds fly with their "arms".
    Bats fly with their "fingers" which is why they have a claw at the leading edge of their wings.

    There are definitely fruit-bats in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^ Well go ahead and dispel the Myths I was brought up with, but I thought Flying Foxes were not Bats at all- people just called them that. Real Bats are a kind of bird, aren't they?

    Anyone know any Pattaya beer bars for sale?

    Try this website Own, Buy or Sell your Business in Thailand with Sunbelt Asia or Pattaya Investments Thailand Business Opportunities for Sale i think it has loads of bar for sale in pattaya and chiang mai

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finished work at 5 oclock yesterday afternoon and drank untill 5 this morning???????????? I didn't go near the computer at all untill this second.

    How the fok was this post made?????????? After a sarcastic smiley I wouldn't post such a comment??????

    I'm on the phone to the wife I think she's used my account as i have saved my login

    It was the wife!

    bless her trying to be helpful

    fokked of she could read some of my morally contraversial posts now though.

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