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So Bizarre, You Had to Know About This

My Dad sent me this. I suppose it's Halloween appropriate? Weird. Have you ever heard of "Bat Fishing?" Kids out in the countryside come up with creative things to occupy their time. This fellow called in to a radio show ... you have a very light monofilament line on your fishing pole. Tie on a very small hook like you would use for small trout, put a small weight just above the hook, and bait the hook with a little bread. You then toss the hook up over a wire or tree branch in an area where bats are flying around at dusk. Kind of tug or wiggle the line so the bats strike at it. Be patient ... eventually one of them will grab the hook. Then you can fly your bat around in the sky ... kind of like a kite. When the bat becomes exhausted, reel it in, remove the hook, and let it go.

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medionlvr5 years ago
you wanna have some morbid fun? go fishing for seagulls. alka seltzer and seagulls. break up a piece of alka seltzer and start throwing french fries in the air so the gulls get excited. every once in a while throw an alka seltzer up too. they swallow the tablet and when i swells up they can't fly. good eats!!
thats a horrible idea, if a bat even gets really close to you or scratches you, and doesnt leave a mark you still need to get rabies shots.
actually....less than 1% of the bats in the U.S have rabies. and when they get rabies, they don't get violent-they get passive.
Lftndbt9 years ago
Taking a hook out of a generally silent fish is one thing... but.. I would imagine those lil' buggers would scream like a banchee! Bats do have vocal chords.... Don't they? I'm positive I've heard them screech before....?
uguy Lftndbt9 years ago
And I have heard them screaming "I vant to drink your bloood" lol
and then there is that problem of being bitten. Not a prospect I want to get involved in. I grew up in the country and we never hurt animals (except for food) just to "play with them".
John Smith9 years ago
Don't tell PETA!
I don't think PETA would mind...
LOL!
Kiteman9 years ago
That is soooo illegal int the UK - bats are very, very protected.
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