The Anonymous Widower

Bat Bridges In Norfolk

The One Show on the BBC has just had a piece about how £300,000 was spent on special bat bridges over the A11 in Norfolk.

Now anybody with Suffolk connections will tell you that they are a bit funny up north, but surely not three hundred grand funny!

To bring the other East Anglian county into the piece, the BBC had also had an interview with a bat Professor from Cambridge University, who had found that the bats weren’t using their expensive highway.

For some years, I’ve always believed that bats are not stupid animals. After all, they can fly!

I was putting up offices on my stud, and in the middle of the cart shed we would be demolishing, the council planning officer thought he saw some bat droppings.

So I called in an expert, from Cambridge University! As one does!

The expert felt there might be the odd evidence of bats, but not to worry as bats often have as many as three roosts and swap between them for various reasons.

He told the council planning officer that the bats wouldn’t mind my new offices.

I do wonder if protesters use the possible existence of bats as a means to stop a development.


October 21, 2015 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. They quite probably do. I saw the piece about bat bridges, that is a lot of money to spend when there was already evidence that they don’t work!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | October 22, 2015 | Reply

  2. It’s the same with great crested newts. So many station developments have been held up by a couple of newts, which according to some experts are fairly common.

    Comment by AnonW | October 22, 2015 | Reply

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