11-28-2008, 01:24 AM #1
British teen finds baby bat in her bra.Abbie Hawkins, a Norwich, United Kingdom hotel receptionist, 19, has found a baby bat in her bra. Hawkins originally mistook the bat for her cellphone.
Hawkins said that she got dressed at 7:30 a.m. and arrived for work without noticing anything unusual. When she was driving to work, she felt a slight vibration, but she dismissed that as her mobile phone in her pocket. At around noon, Hawkins felt a strange movement inside her bra, which was hanging on her washing line the previous night.
Hawkins decided to investigate, and pulled out the baby bat, roughly the size of her hand, out of her bra. Commenting later on the baby bat, Hawkins said that "it looked very snug in there and I thought how mean I was for disturbing it." The baby bat was eventually released into the hotel's garden.
Jaime Eastham, of the Bat Conservation Trust, said that she has never heard of a bat being in a bra; however, bats will roost anywhere that looks dark and safe.
11-28-2008, 12:09 PM #2
yikes! they released it? Don't they know that bats are big time carriers of rabies?
I seriously would have dropped dead on the spot had I pulled a bat from my bra.~~Childhood Cancer is a Crime~~
11-28-2008, 01:30 PM #3Registered User
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At present, the UK is virtually free of rabies. There had been no reported cases in the UK for over 100 years until 2002 when a man died of rabies in Scotland after been bitten by a bat. As far as we are aware, there have been no cases since, and no cases in the UK for over 100 years caused by bites from other animals. The strict quarantine regulations for imported animals helps to keep rabies out of the UK.
12-02-2008, 12:36 AM #4Registered User
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Must have been a big bra...
12-02-2008, 10:02 AM #5
Time to wade in! Bats and their habitats and roosts are protected in Europe, please see link, http://www.first-nature.com/bats/
So, they would have been on a hiding to nothing if they'd harmed the tiny thing. I am a bat lover, call me batty if you like(!), and recall reading one account of a bat conservationist keeping babies warm in her bra, to keep them alive, when they'd been orphaned... The native species in the UK are pretty small, and babies even more so - I think I recall reading that the teenager believed that it was her mobile 'phone vibrating - Who keeps their 'phone in their bra?
I guess in terms of rabies, the one recent case that was recorded was a bat conservationist, handling the bat without wearing protective gloves. Rabies might be found in around 3% of the native population, but it isn't really a problem in the UK, thankfully...
Blessings all .
12-02-2008, 12:01 PM #6
12-02-2008, 07:15 PM #7
I hope she got paid to show off her goodies! I hope the bat will be ok!The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos. ~Author Unknown
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12-02-2008, 07:23 PM #8
If a baby bat ever found it's way into my bra, it would think it found a freaking condo! Believe me, not bragging, but I think he could of added a kidney shaped pool on the other half! Cotton, he could have had it "shaped" anyway he wanted.
I think this is a really cool story. Makes me smile, to be honest."I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, "What for?". I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar".
12-03-2008, 08:50 AM #9
LOL, you lot!
As a fuller bosomed (spelling?) lady with 'tout le monde au balcon', as the French say, I could probably host a whole baby bat colony in my empty bra, but not when I'm wearing it!
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12-03-2008, 06:07 PM #10"I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, "What for?". I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar".
12-04-2008, 07:11 AM #11
That must be a new way to stuff bras; maybe it's more shapely than using tissues lol
12-04-2008, 07:43 AM #12
Okay, for me, the only thing worse than this happening to me (not that it really could, come to think of it), is having it appear as a worldwide news story.
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12-05-2008, 07:49 AM #14
I never knew that she had done those photos - 15 minutes of fame, or what?
Anyhoo, the likelihood is that said baby bat was one of our most common bats, a baby pipistrelle - which are tiny and nothing like that plastic Hallowe'en batty bombing about her bosom, please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/...elle_bat.shtml if you're interested!
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