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30 yrs. later, bats get their revenge on Ozzy: Rocker cannot convert barn where they live
Daily Mail UK ^ | 5/5/2014 | Richard Marsden

Posted on 05/05/2014 7:49:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog

It's a little over 30 years ago that Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat in front of a live audience.

Now it appears the little animals have had their revenge.

They could have scuppered his plans to convert a historic barn on his £5million estate into a two-bedroom home.

The former Black Sabbath singer’s representatives are understood to have met planning officers to discuss redevelopment of the 19th century building.

But brown long-eared bats have been discovered in the building.

Osbourne, now 65, bit the head off a bat while performing in America in 1982. He was said to be drunk. According to a variety of accounts he either thought the bat was a rubber replica – or dead.

Osbourne, who was once accused of flirting with Satanism, later recalled that the bat was alive and managed to bite him, requiring him to be treated for rabies. A source close to the Osbournes said: ‘The irony isn’t lost on Ozzy that karma has finally caught up with him.

‘The bats’ natural habitat is prevented from being damaged by law. The survey stated that any work to convert the barn would affect the bats, so it could take years for Ozzy’s plans to be approved.’

Osbourne and his wife Sharon, 61, a former X Factor judge, have lived at the Buckinghamshire mansion for almost 20 years and have been granted permission for many changes during that time.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: bats; blacksabbath; buckinghamshire; busybodies; greentyranny; nannystate; osborne; ozzyosborne; uk
Piss on him.
1 posted on 05/05/2014 7:49:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

How can a barn be defined as a natural habitat for a bat?


2 posted on 05/05/2014 7:53:17 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: smokingfrog
Ozzy never picked my pocket or broke my leg.

Government saying what one can do and can't do on one's own property however, is worthy of urinating on.

/johnny

3 posted on 05/05/2014 7:54:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: smokingfrog

What idiot, in this day and age, applies for a permit to do anything like this without first hiring exterminators to cleans the property of anything remotely useable as an excuse to stop them?


4 posted on 05/05/2014 7:54:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m not a fan of metal rock, but his property is his property. If Osbourne can’t do with his barn as he chooses because of a bat infestation, he should burn it to the ground. Accidentally, of course. Principles apply to all men.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 7:55:06 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: smokingfrog

6 posted on 05/05/2014 7:55:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: raybbr

Ask the people in the Pacific Northwest about spotted owls and ‘old growth’ Kmart signs.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 7:55:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: raybbr

Possession is 9/10ths of the law. Ozzy should tell the bats to reimburse him for the property taxes he paid on the barn.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 7:56:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: raybbr

“How can a barn be defined as a natural habitat for a bat?”

Soon they’ll want a condo.Pushy little things.

.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 7:57:39 PM PDT by Mears
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To: smokingfrog

The bats are “flying high again.”


10 posted on 05/05/2014 8:01:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

And the Alamo is going to take a whiz on him some night.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 8:02:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Norm Lenhart

What idiot, in this day and age, applies for a permit to do anything like this without first hiring exterminators to cleans the property of anything remotely useable as an excuse to stop them?

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I can name one example.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 8:02:58 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: smokingfrog

What about building them a bat-house. Aren’t they allowed to do that, and relocate the bats to that?


13 posted on 05/05/2014 8:03:31 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: smokingfrog
"I've got bats in my belfry!"


14 posted on 05/05/2014 8:08:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: loungitude

Point taken ;)


15 posted on 05/05/2014 8:12:02 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Thorliveshere

I can see the barn falling to an errant flame.

More than one way to skin a cat, especially on your own damned property...


16 posted on 05/05/2014 8:16:27 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw

*Wink* Right. Oops.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 8:21:57 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: smokingfrog

n January 20, 1982, at a concert in Des Moines, a bat wound up on stage, which had either been stuck in the rafters or thrown up there by a crazed fan. Osbourne bit it for a goof, thinking it was a rubber toy. He had to take a week of rabies shots. Despite a $25,000 donation later that year to the SPCA, the bat story grew to be an urban legend of its own - he didn’t bite the head off!


18 posted on 05/05/2014 8:24:56 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec

Who bit first?


19 posted on 05/05/2014 9:41:45 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: smokingfrog

Put a windmill on the property. Problem solved.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 9:42:52 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Paul R.

LOL I think Ozzy did not realizing it was real - yes I am fairly sure he got bit on the lip - those were crazy times in rock! Pretty sure the injections for rabbies are nothing to be laughed at though - quite painful!


21 posted on 05/05/2014 9:53:15 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec

Alice Cooper never killed any chickens but look how that turned out.

:)


22 posted on 05/05/2014 10:31:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Salamander

Cooper was a talented original. That’s not Ozzy.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 10:32:37 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Salamander

LOL!


24 posted on 05/06/2014 12:13:13 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Loud Mime

Well, yeah, Ozzy’s no Marilyn Manson but...wait...what?

;]


25 posted on 05/06/2014 2:35:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: melsec
*Bwaaaawk*

"It had feathers. It had wings. I thought it would soar majestically out of the arena."

26 posted on 05/06/2014 2:37:59 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Salamander

Bahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa you are enjoying this way too much!! Very funny!

Cheers

Mel


27 posted on 05/06/2014 2:44:37 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: raybbr

Pretty much what I was thinking.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 2:47:38 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: melsec

Just quotin’ the man, hisself...:)

“I’m from Detroit. I’d never been on a farm in my life. It was a bird. It should fly.”

[stuffed toy chickens still pop up in his stage show]


29 posted on 05/06/2014 2:47:49 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: smokingfrog; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; ...

In whose demented world is a barn a natural habitat for bats?

UK Environ-MENTAL Nanny State PING!


30 posted on 05/06/2014 3:05:09 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: smokingfrog

God will not be mocked and He will get the last laugh.


31 posted on 05/06/2014 3:34:45 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: smokingfrog

Yea, but there is a bright side of all this for Ozzie . . .

He has an unlimited supply of bat heads that he can chew!


32 posted on 05/06/2014 6:18:00 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Everything else aside, I would love to see a video of drug addled Ozzy talking with the building inspector about converting his barn.


33 posted on 05/06/2014 6:21:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

You’d need a time machine because IIRC Oz is no longer drug addled, just addled.


34 posted on 05/06/2014 6:22:43 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN

The drugs damaged the guy’s brain, whether he’s off them now or not.

Watching his “reality show” was like watching a train wreck.
The man’s thought processes were alien.


35 posted on 05/06/2014 6:23:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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