Why these libraries welcome the bat colonies that live among the books


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/11/why-these-libraries-welcome-th.html


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#3

Ah, so the pagelings now have aerial support*. Excellent! I’m guessing the guy on the far right is commander of the airborne division.

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ETA: oops. I forgot they can transform into paper airplanes. Man, that was a fun ep.


#4

That is just so cool!


#5

“…they still use fabric made from animal skin, imported from Imperial Russia, to cover the original 18th-century tables, protecting them from scat left by the library’s flying residents.”

So, “scat” when we like the bats, and “shit” when we don’t.


#6

I liked bats, was okay with having some living in a small void on the outside of my house.

Then I learned about bat bugs, which were able to find their way inside, even though the bats could not. The void in question has been sealed up. No more bats.


#7

This is hilarious. We have a book that my kids love called “Bats at the Library” and this will make their day!


#8

Yeah, and so where does all the guano go?


#9

That is Gormenghast as fuck


#10

Surly one of tnose bug zappers would be as effective with fewer side effects?


#11

As an, umm, ‘indoor gardener’, I love me some bat shit. Shreds sciarabid fliy gizzards and promotes growth. it’s good shit, man.


#12

In the “Political Science” Section, filed under “Trump”.


#13

That’s cruel to bats. :wink:


#14

The librarians never need to buy fertilizer for their gardens, that’s for sure.


#15

Bug zappers are not cool. Scholarly bats living in the library are cool. Librarians are cool. Therefore, librarians are going to go with the bats over the bug zappers.


#16

That’s bat shit crazy.


#17

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#18

Hey, were you guano read that or can I?


#19

Crazy idea here: maybe close the windows instead so the bugs can’t get in?


#20

But, then. how would the bats get out? :roll_eyes: