OK, I dont like to be paranoid but we had people here today that said they work for chesapeake and they are doing a BAT study in the area??? They wanted permission to come back and net the bats to be sure the drilling and pipeline work is not affecting bats in the area! Call me paranoid but we just broke into a few months back and this just doesnt sit well with me when there are people once a week just coming back our lane for what ever reason they say.... or maybe they are checking things out! Anybody heard of this activity in Hanover township? Everybody else has showed proof of being a chesapeake employee, my Hubby didnt ask these people for any and they looked shady to me from the house. ( maybe it was the ear rings Tats and torn jeans) Thanks
Wow, this reminds me of about 3 years ago when chk was rushing us to close a pipeline ROW agreement saying the deadline for the "Brazilian bats" was fast approaching.
We believed them and did use this as a negotiating tool for higher $$.
It is SO hard to believe anything they say!!!! Anything for a deal..
We are in Mon county, WV.
Wait till they come to my place. I have bats, owls, hawks and turkeys in my yard at the times they move. A coyote or two have been known to run near the house. National Geographic might be interested in the vultures who are about 5th generation by now next to me.
I use a rott for greeting strangers. You should have seen the look on the face of the steak seller out of a pickup. His first words back to the truck were "Don't open the door." Then after I said I wasn't interested, he asked for permission to move towards his truck. My rot was circling him the whole time. I don't take kindly to strangers. I'm in Center twp.
Trust but verify.
One of the reasons that Chesapeake had to move so quickly on the McRoberts property in Darlington was because of a bat breeding season. They weren't allowed to cut any trees after a certain date.
Holy Smokes Batman
chk do have guys doing bate studies. they can only cut trees after Nov 15 to end of march
So it looks as though there is hunting season for O&G. With load limits usually between Dec and May then no cutting from March to Nov. Looks as though only non timbered land could be drilled upon unless timber gets cut during the winter loaded after the load limit season then perhaps they could drill?
It's not necessarily the case in all areas, but there are most definitely time limits for activity. Wildlife, spring thaw, etc. Companies want to execute as efficiently as possible and stick to their schedules, therefore you see a flurry of activity just prior to deadlines (as in all things) with a lull immediately after. Looks odd if you're following along and don't have the whole story, but it's legit.
WOW.... I am truly amazed by all I have seen in the last yr!!! Thanks for all of your information, these people did check out with Chpke! Like I said, I am a little ancy since we where just broke into a few months back and we live pretty far off the road!
I hope everybody here reaps some kind of benefit from the new BOOM! (-:
Most likely these people are for real. The Indiana Bat is considered a protected or endangered species here in Ohio. There is no doubt that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the US Wildlife are requiring studies of the bat population prior to the clearing of hardwoods. At least some O/G activity is on the way to your area!!!!
If you live far off the main rd and dont have a big dog, maybe you should consider getting one. We have a big black lab who is very territorial and strangers dont have a chance to open a car door until i OK them. After they are OK'ed by me he turns all lovey dovey. electronic alarms can be bypassed, my dog's keen ear's and deep whoof cannot.
People doing Bat studies are by definition "shady characters"; after all, they only come out at night.
We only come out at night / The days are much too bright / We only come out at night. - With apologies to Billy Corgan.