We, the Human Race, are arrogant in thinking that
because we do not understand the language of animals,
that what they are saying is not of consequence.
Indeed, the animals are speaking to us and
for their sake and ours, we must start listening. Keep Florida Wildlife Wild and Alive~
This Issue is one that I
wrote about some time ago, but recent news
has reminded me once again, that the crisis for this
animal has not only not gone away, but has
gained momentum and appears to now be an out
of control situation:
Biological Diversity Public Action The animals are
beautiful, beneficial Bats and the disease that is wiping this
mammal off of the face of the
Earth, is white-nose syndrome.
Many people have a
negative opinion of this” most helpful
friend “ and even those who don’t fear it, may have a
difficult time feeling any great remorse for
its current plight.
Right now, Bats in this
country are facing nearly complete
eradication from this rampant fungal disease and
the prospects of the species surviving, do
not look too good.
You should be very
concerned about this situation, but you may
not know why.
Bats are the single most
prolific insect eater on the planet and if
they ceased to exist, those nasty little creepy,
crawly, critters might just, as in the
biblical prophecies, not only, " inherit the
earth, “ they may just take it over
quite quickly, with little to stop them,
other than more huge quantities of
what is becoming more and more frequently,
The over use of these
terrible toxins for way too long now, has
caused countless numbers of insects to become
“super bugs,” that are developing
complete immunity to them.
Now, this is all a very
scary thought, unless you happen to love
As for the beleaguered
Bats, the white-nose syndrome has now spread
across the country into 22 states
and has killed more than 7 million Bats in
its death march.
Irregardless of our
personal feelings about Bats, we all need
them in our lives, because the world would
not be a very “human friendly”
place to live with out them.
We actually have a Bat
house on our property and continue to hope
that one day, it might just have
As usual, it would be
wonderful if you chose to get involved and several ways to do
this are detailed in these two stories: