Jump to content
BANGKOK
Thaivisa Web Content Team

Hundreds of bats drop dead 'from brain haemorrhages' during heatwave

Recommended Posts

Bats in India are dropping dead out of their roosts in the middle of the day with worrying videos emerging of dying animals lying on the hot ground.

 

Hundreds of wild bats have dropped dead in India falling out of their roosts and dying on the ground – as shown in harrowing footage.

 

The poor animals have been collapsing in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where villagers have been anxiously documenting the phenomenon.

 

In a distressing video, shared on May 26, one of the furry mammals lies helplessly on the dirt while trying in vain to crawl.

The little animal writhes its legs on the ground and opens its mouth but is too weakened to move from the spot.

 

With more than 134,000 views on Twitter, the video has sparked a debate among Indians about what is to blame with many mentioning the heatwave.

 

One person tweeted: "When bats exposed to excessive heat especially in the peak summertime they die.

"I have seen this before."

 

Another viewer asked: "Anything to do with heatwave?"

 

"Seems excessive rise in temperature," said another.

 

Animal lovers said the bat looked like it was "in pain" and wished they hadn't watched the video.

 

Officials said a dramatic rise in temperatures, which saw the mercury soar to 43C this week, is likely to behind the hundreds of deaths but they will carry out tests to be sure.

 

District Forest Officer Shraddha Yadav said: "We will collect samples of dead bats and sent them for testing to ascertain the reason behind their death.

 

FULL ARTICLE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean really, some creatures on this earth are just useless and with no redeeming values to the existence of this planet and bats are one of those species that if tomorrow they will be gone for ever no one will miss them...

  • Haha 1
  • Sad 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Troll posts and replies reported and removed.   

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, impulse said:

 

There's a huge difference between selling exotics for pets and selling exotics for dinner.

 

Well we call them pet shops and not wet markets

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've found 3 Dead Ones ( Bats ) in the past week up here in Isaan when the temp. hit 43c Also....

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

maybe, just maybe they are using heavy pesticides to kill those animals because they think the bat is spreading the fake pandemic

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 5/30/2020 at 5:08 AM, ezzra said:

I mean really, some creatures on this earth are just useless and with no redeeming values to the existence of this planet and bats are one of those species that if tomorrow they will be gone for ever no one will miss them...

What a daft comment.

There would be no Batman if it wasn’t for the bats! 🦇 

Then what would Robin do?

Edited by ianezy0
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dinner falling directly from the tree. Ahh no, it's India, not China.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Nong Khai Man said:

I've found 3 Dead Ones ( Bats ) in the past week up here in Isaan when the temp. hit 43c Also....

Dying from covid?😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/30/2020 at 12:24 AM, Thaivisa Web Content Team said:

Bats in India are dropping dead out of their roosts in the middle of the day

Bit sad for the bats .But no great loss as they carrying spreading all kinds of diseases and people Die from them. 

Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) is a virus that can be transmitted from bats to humans, causing serious illness. The virus was first identified in 1996 and has been found in four kinds of flying foxes/fruit bats and one species of insect-eating microbat. Blood tests have shown previous infection in a number of other bat species, so it is assumed that any bat in Australia could carry the virus.

Australia. ABLV is closely related but not identical to rabies virus, which causes a serious and usually fatal disease in humans.

Do not touch bats, even if they are injured.
Only vaccinated people who have been trained in the care of bats should ever handle bats or flying foxes

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...