Police Blow Up Bat Detector

Presumably fearing that al-Qaeda had cunningly switched
focus from central London to rural Sussex
– perhaps in a bold attempt to lay Crawley under the
heel of jihadi justice – local plods closed both lanes of the A23 at Pease
Pottage and the A272 at Bolney for several hours, according to a report in The Argus.
The Horsham Road at
Handcross was also shut and traffic diversions set up. Drivers were advised to
avoid the area because of traffic gridlock, and dozens of local residents had
to take sanctuary in the parish hall.

An Army bomb-disposal unit was tasked in support of the
police, and according to the Argus “blew up the package.”
However, Sussex
police are quoted as saying that the soldiers had merely disrupted it, which
does seem more plausible.

Apparently the monitoring device was intended to check up on microchiroptera
hanging around the bridge by monitoring their calls. It was worth £1,000
according to the Argus.

The Highways Agency confirmed that it was “a bat box
placed on the bridge as part of an ecological survey in advance of a roads
scheme,” rather than an infernal machine deployed by dark forces. “We
are working on ways to improve identification of our property to avoid a repeat
of today's incident.”

 

Answer: RFID Chips.
Better in Bat Boxes than ID Cards.

 

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