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You swim with the fishes? I swim with the bats!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by rhyz, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. rhyz

    rhyz Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
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    Didn't know where to throw this post.......but

    Was at Dutch Spring on Sunday 13th and was there just to grab some dive time but my LDS
    Instructors talked me into getting 2 dives outta the way for my AOW. Did my Nav and a Search
    and Recover dive, then a third with a buddy of mine with his scooter. Their very cool, and I
    gotta say that wall on by the penisula is way to awesome.

    But I gotta say the highlight of my day was a very unusual sight. I've never seen this before
    nor have I ever heard of it. As I was standing in the shallows waiting for some people to
    finish up their nav courses and talking to my Instructor I glance out and spy this little
    creatur swimming towards me. My first thought is "damn is that a mouse?" I watch as it gets closer
    and closer to me and finally I can see it clearly and I'm like "***!! It's a bat!!!" And sure enough
    it swims about 2ft from me and hell yeah its a bat!! I put the mask on and go under and watch the
    little guy make it to shore. Everyone around me was like..."That was a bat??!!" And this was around
    noon time, no time for a bat to even be out, no less swimming. I figured the poor guy had a hellva
    night out the previous night, got wasted in the bat cave, went drunk flying and had to ditch in the water.
    Must have woke up and thought "Where the **** am I??" Second thought...."Oh ****......I'm never drinking
    again!!"" And so the poor little ****er had to swim to shore.

    To bad I didn't have my camera on me, that woulda made a great shot!
     
  2. BIGG_BUDD

    BIGG_BUDD Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jax Beach, FL
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    Thanks bro...I needed a good laugh to start this friggin' week...
     
  3. Blacthorn

    Blacthorn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Dubuque, IA
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    you could go for your bat diver specialty now...

    that is pretty cool, I have bats that fly around my pool and drink from the surface as they swoop down and scare the hell out of my daughters, but other than that, I have never seen one swim. Hey I wonder if their echo location works underwater too. Dolphbat...its a new species.
     
  4. rhyz

    rhyz Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
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    ROFL....looking at the little guy as he swam it was like he was doing the "chicken dance" his wings tucked in but just a pumping!!!
     
  5. donnad

    donnad Manta Ray

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    oh my goodness, that was funny indeed. i need a laugh too!! thanks!!!
     
  6. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kentucky
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    How odd. I would bet that it was probably sick. Becareful not to get too close to those things. They can bite you & you'd never know it because their teeth are so sharp. They are also one of the biggest carriers of rabies in NA. along with possums, & racoons.
     
  7. Allison Finch

    Allison Finch Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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    1,215
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    Hmmm wrong about possums, right about racoons. Don't forget about foxes. Evidently, possums succomb to the disease before they reach the "typical" rabies symptoms. At least that's what my vet sister tells me. Heck, we had a rabid beaver bite a swimmer here in NC.
     
  8. Blacthorn

    Blacthorn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Dubuque, IA
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    did it bite the swimmers nipple off? (sorry Jeff Foxworthy moment there)
     
  9. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: In a car underwater with time to kill....
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    Rabid beavers make the Baby Jesus cry...
     
  10. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kentucky
    5,904
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    Could be right, I've been out of the veterinary field for a while. Things get a little muddled up. Thanks.
     

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