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San Antonio Sprawl Threatens Famed Bat Cave


Environment  (tags: world, environment, destruction, development, green, government, politics, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 530 days ago - mnn.com
A San Antonio developer plans to build a nearly 4,000-home subdivision adjacent to a protected reserve that's the seasonal residence of the world's largest bat colony.



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Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:01 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:09 pm
My friend Mel, lives there. I will pass this on to him. Thanks!
 

Susan Allen (218)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:20 pm
Noted and shared
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:16 pm

I hate to see happen. This is Comal County, just north of San Antonio, for years it left almost pristine, to far to drive and to remote for highways. In San Antonio they have already destroyed the most important fresh water resource may be in the country. The Edwards Aquifer, solidly over build with homes, malls, gas stations, parking lots and all are in need of the resource the can not get back, water. Many do not, even now pay attention to inter-connectedness of all creatures. Even bats. Destroy one link in the habitat chain and destroy the habitat.
 

Christeen Anderson (538)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:39 pm
Please stop turning our beautiful country into cement jungles. Thank you.
 

Constance F. (430)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:41 pm
Thank you for posting. Well they have been successful in making this a media issue because I had just heard about this on the radio here in LA. Excellent. This would be a disasterous mistake as stated clearly in the article. There have already been crop damages due to lack of bats ~ this should be hands down No Go, but that would require intelligent foresight which appears to be lacking in the minds of many. People need to live and stay in the cities. Build the cities up ! Not endless sprawl across the lands. This I believe is the only sane course.
 

John B. (158)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:58 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Mr. Hickman. Heard this on NPR this afternoon. Kudos to BCI for their efforts to stop the sub-division's development. Read and hopefully noted.
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:24 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:19 pm
SURELY this can be stopped?
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:21 am
Depressing...where are the protesters??
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:04 am
Its like an addiction with man They see untouched or beautiful land and immediately have to move in

noted thanks
 

Frances Darcy (224)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:16 am
Soon no green unspoiled area left in the world...what then
 

Boo B. (11)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:43 am
this will NEVER end
 

Jude Hand (59)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:07 pm
Noted. San Antonio and its cultural blend is one of the most beautiful of U.S.'s cities in which I lived briefly in the early 80s. Being a tourist city, something I'm very familiar with, having lived for many years around Saint Augustine and Daytona Beach, FL and having family from Martha's Vineyard, I feel for them there. It's really sad to see that (somewhat) balance threatened by further growth, and it's happening everywhere, it seems. I wonder who'll draw the line?
 

Aileen P. (34)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:34 pm
Good posting. Noted. Thank you.
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:40 pm
Noted!!!
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:16 pm
That's messed up, but go figure, Texas laws not caring about the environment, surprise surprise.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:31 pm
Noted & shared!
 

Joyce Schwartz (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:37 pm
why pester the poor bats you don't need to disturb them build somewhere else
 

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:39 pm
OK that says it all, Texas bust keep it's standing of every thing is big in Texas. I have nothing nor do any thing Texas that goes there surprises me. This is the most backwards State in the Union and it gets stranger by the minuets.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:42 pm
Sadly noted
 

Dianne D. (460)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:57 pm
We need to control the human population. Fense in the humans and let the animals roam free.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:25 pm
Very sad.
 

Vicki M. (28)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:55 pm
Noted and Shared !!!
 

Winn Adams (199)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:04 pm
Is there know one in Texas who will stand up for these bats?
 

Gerry W. (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:18 pm
Bats spread rabies so we should be careful about this. A boy recently died in Australia who was scratched by a bat. Also many horses have died here from this bat virus.
 

Birgit W. (150)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:43 pm
We really do not respect anything anymore. Please leave the bats alone. There should be a petition to sign.
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:28 pm
Here we go again!! I am man you are only animal. I rule, you go!! Isn't that what happens in the paving of America?
 

Dori C. (17)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:57 pm
s/n
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:27 pm
People need to learn to coexist with wildlife.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:37 pm
Look after the bats and their habitat!
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:23 pm
very sadly noted
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:32 pm
I too hate seeing this even happening. Everywhere we look all we can see in tons of homes/apartment and even business buildings everywhere. It's utterly disgusting. All of Nature's beauty is gone; the trees, the mountains, hills full of wild flowers and bushes. It's got to stop. Thanks Cal
 

Sue Clayton (8)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:31 pm
I remember a song from the 60's by I THINK, Jonie Mitchell. It's called 'Tar and Cement'. Seems that the 'powers that be' didn't hear it and it was a hit. Wonder if they heard it NOW, they'd actually LISTEN to the words? Here's a synopsis of urban sprawl in this area....Homes built = Families = People freaking out when bats fly around = Submitting to councils about the horrors of living with bats = ELIMINATION OF BATS! I say no more on this subject except LEAVE THE BATS ALONE IN AN AREA THAT IS THEIRS!
 

Brian M. (202)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:39 pm
Also reminds me of Joni's "Big Yellow Taxi" song: "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot."
 

Inge Bjorkman (144)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:09 pm
To many people, but not so many bats.
Love
 

Ruth S. (304)
Friday June 14, 2013, 1:46 pm
I agree Dianne D.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:27 am
No to the construction.
 

Susan B. (64)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:29 am
I hope that the construction does not go ahead, the bat's habitat needs to be saved
 

Melania Padilla (180)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:18 am
And the goverment will give them a permit to do this? Wrong wrong, I hope they don't go ahead with this.
 

Susan B. (4)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 6:25 am
No one cares about anything anymore except money. When bats are gone we are gone. When bees are gone we are gone. When birds are gone we are gone. When trees are gone we are gone. I could continue over and over again. Other than people like us no ones seems to care. Money is life.
 
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