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Post subject: I was hit by a bat on the trail today...  PostPosted: Sep 16, 2017 - 02:49 AM
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Around mile marker 4 on the way back. I was doing well over 20, and it hit me right in the face. Glasses actually. Knocked off my mirror and proceeded to do figure-8s above the trail and eat insects.

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Post subject: RE: I was hit by a bat on the trail today...  PostPosted: Sep 16, 2017 - 03:37 AM
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Talk about animals that harbor some interesting zoonotic diseases....
 
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Post subject: RE: I was hit by a bat on the trail today...  PostPosted: Sep 16, 2017 - 03:56 AM
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I took a bee to the knee around the 17 mile marker. It stung me through my shorts. I decided that it would be good to keep my sunglasses down despite it being early evening. Not too long later, the glasses deflected another big flying insect, and then they deflected the bat. If I'd seen it in time, I would have bitten its head off.

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Post subject: RE: I was hit by a bat on the trail today...  PostPosted: Sep 16, 2017 - 11:10 AM
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Nana Nana Nana Batman!
 
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Post subject: RE: I was hit by a bat on the trail today...  PostPosted: Sep 19, 2017 - 01:48 AM
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Maybe you were in bat stealth mode?
Deaf bat akin to a blind squirrel? Deaf leopard?
I've not been hit by a bat since in the pool at Stove Pipe Wells in Death Valley.
The bats were swooping in to drink at night.
Not much local water in the neigborhood there I guess.

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Post subject: RE: I was hit by a bat on the trail today...  PostPosted: Sep 21, 2017 - 01:01 AM
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Maybe it was those new sunglasses?
You looked like a good meal.

http://www.yaytrend.com/images/570x363/home-products-bug-eye-alien-glasses-black-4194.jpg

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