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Old Monday 10th June 2019, 17:39   #1
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Greater Horseshoe Bat

Was patrolling my moth traps until well after midnight last night and thought I'd nip into the outside loo so as not to wake the rest of the household. Not sure who got the biggest shock when I turned the light on.
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Old Monday 10th June 2019, 17:47   #2
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Old Monday 10th June 2019, 18:19   #3
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Ah, no...I wasn't very clear, was I. I'm spending the summer in north-east Cornwall in the Lynher valley near Plymouth.
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Fantastic record, you must be chuffed to bits. Be interesting to find out whether it is a temporary stop or a regular roost.

Also, good job it was the outside loo - if I'd found a bat that size in my house I'd have needed the loo myself!

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Fantastic record, you must be chuffed to bits. Be interesting to find out whether it is a temporary stop or a regular roost.

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I am John, thanks. I've actually got an amazing two-minute video of two of them preening (and pissing!) prior to departure; too big to upload here. I know very very little about bats, but a brief Internet search yesterday pointed me in the direction of maybe learning a bit more about their ecology to try and answer your question.
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I am John, thanks. I've actually got an amazing two-minute video of two of them preening (and pissing!) prior to departure; too big to upload here. I know very very little about bats, but a brief Internet search yesterday pointed me in the direction of maybe learning a bit more about their ecology to try and answer your question.
Put it on Youtube and post a link here?
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two of them ... pissing!)
Now you know why they were in the toilet . . . very civilised animals!
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