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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Have you ever heard the saying raining cats and dogs and thought of it in a figurative sense? Well apparently it's not as figurative as it's cracked up to be. If it can rain bats that it can definitely rain cats and dogs.......While you're thinking about what I just wrote just forget about the fact that cats and dogs don't have wings. Okay? Cool. Anyway, according to reports coming out of Australia, over 100,000 bats fell from the sky over the weekend.

ABC News reports that Queensland in Australia experienced a very intense heatwave over the weekend. This heatwave must have affected the bats in a very odious way because over 100,000 of them fell from the sky because of it. But if the bats died, why didn't the birds follow suit? Well bats are very fragile creatures and they can't withstand temperatures above 109 degrees. The temperature in Queensland, Australia was as high as 106 degrees on Saturday. So the bats basically shriveled up and died.

With all those carcasses you can only imagine how horrible the stench was. In one area, residents say they've had to live with the smell for days. Garbage collectors have started cleaning up the carcasses but there are still loads of carcasses tangled up in trees or in the bushes. It's going to be a long week for garbage collectors but someone has to do the dirty work right? 

It's really amazing how completely different the extremes in temperature can be in different countries. The US is experiencing a polar vortex that has turned cities like Chicago and Detroit into winter wonderlands. While in Australia, it is so hot that bats are shriveling up and dying. This could be attributed to Global Warming but the world has experienced extremes in temperatures like this before. So maybe this is just 2014's way of saying "HELLO!!! IS IT ME YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?" Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.