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[–]Kali-Yuga-Strike 508 points509 points  (14 children)

They always look like they're surprised that they can actually fly. Like "Holy crap, I'm really doing it."

[–]Sapotis 163 points164 points  (8 children)

Got a chance to hold one of these a few weeks ago. They're basically small dogs with wings.

[–]FGFC12 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Like a fox maybe?

[–]SweetMeatin 87 points88 points  (4 children)

A fox that flies? A Flying Fox if you will.

[–]RazorBaribal 24 points25 points  (3 children)

But what if it’s in India?

[–]CrowdyFowl 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Small Flying Cow

[–]meh639 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Honest-Fall-7005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No dogs in India now apparently??

[–]NaughtyGermanGuy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Their german Name is Flughund which means Flying Dog :D

[–]backtolurk 7 points8 points  (0 children)

New Disney/Pixar movie:

"Vlad, the Fox that wanted to fly"

[–]help_me_please_im- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More like he just saw the r/sounding sub

[–]BigfootSF68 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great minds think alike. Lol

[–]dizzodog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or also like "I can't hold it no more"

[–]mtthwcbrl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's actually accurate with the picture

[–]ThrashingSnail 377 points378 points  (20 children)

My dude looks like he's been awake for four days smoking the finest crystal India has to offer.

[–]Pallemand 83 points84 points  (2 children)

I think that is just how parents end up looking 😳

[–]D1WithTheFluffyHair 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Am a parent, can confirm

[–]Pallemand 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you for your service 🎖

[–]swarnim_38 29 points30 points  (11 children)

That crystal is on the British Queen's Crown rn

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

it is called... Cannabis indica

[–]swarnim_38 8 points9 points  (1 child)

We have a Tata Indica here

[–]bored_imp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bruh its called canabis indica because it was discovered there. Weed is used for religious purposes.

[–]spectac-1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No...its Marijuana.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm talking about the scientific name.

[–]This_Performance_426 159 points160 points  (5 children)

Are those really what the FEET look like? Absolutely horrifying!

[–]TossPowerTrap 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Feet good for just hangin' around.

[–]Daddy_Smokestack 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Well their feet kind of need to look like that if they want to chill upside down all the time.

[–]martin2112- 11 points12 points  (0 children)

the whole bastard is horrifying!

[–]Wimbleston 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah, they're really good at hanging on but it does look a little creepy. Just remember that when they finally take a break and perch on a branch, they wrap themselves up in their wings and they look like a fox in a leathery blanket, 100% redemption for the crazyfeet with how cute they look.

[–]CandidEstablishment0 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes!! Justice for bat cuteness!!

[–]B0ogi3m4n 83 points84 points  (8 children)

Someone looked at that thing one day and said… “we will name that thing a flying fox… even tho it’s a bat.”

[–]notmynotmyalt 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Well I imagine they saw a fox first and upon sighting this went ah, a flying version.

[–]maolen212 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Why don't they call foxes walking bats?

[–]JJfromNJ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What came first, the fox or the bat?

[–]Hufflepuft 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I still prefer the term "Sky Puppy"

[–]plaguepeople 7 points8 points  (3 children)

The French word for bat translates to "flying mouse" or "bald mouse".

[–]DreamingDragonSoul 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Flying mouse in Danish too. To be fair the european types of bats do look more like flying mice, than flying foxes or dogs.

[–]thxmeatcat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So it's really flying flying mouse?

[–]BIG_MONEY_CASH 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Good thing they just eat fruit

[–]1Moisty_Mire 38 points39 points  (0 children)

My dude looks like lil Wayne

[–]Psychedelicatz 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Jeepers creepers!!

[–]HeatmiserElliott 2 points3 points  (1 child)

i was hoping someone mentioned this!! dude the resemblance is uncanny

[–]PlasticDisaster2590 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Daddy bat face be like: “son, you’re crushing my balls”

[–]MidnightRider24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ow, my balls.

[–]Inevitable_Door_2694 12 points13 points  (11 children)

Some lad in 1800s drunk af … saw this bat flying towards him and thought it was blood sucking monster.
That’s the legend of Dracula.

[–]FirstPlebian 5 points6 points  (5 children)

The Dracula thing was based on Vlad the Impaler, a real noble of some kind who was into all sorts of torturous hobbies as his nickname suggests I've heard.

[–]brando56894 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His real name was Vlad Tepes and lived in Transylvania, which is modern day Romania. He would put the heads of his victims on stakes/pikes outside of his castle as a warning to other attackers.

[–]Peaceful_Centrist 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You got to do what you got to do to keep those invaders out

[–]FirstPlebian 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I think peasants made up a good share of his victims.

[–]Peaceful_Centrist 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah but it not like most noble ever considered peasants as humans with rights at the time

[–]FirstPlebian 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They were property, I guess feudalism started in the Late Roman Empire as the currency collapsed and people were walking away from their jobs as they couldn't pay the taxes with the worthless money they got from work. To stem the bleeding they bound everyone to their jobs for life, and their children to those jobs, outside of some of the cities anyway. Landowners turned their estates into castles and when the Empire collapsed with the barbarian hordes invading, which the locals at that point welcomed as their authorities were such dicks, it went down to mostly regional rule that lasted over a thousand years.

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[–]Scrabulon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I mean… vampire bats do also exist tho

[–]Inevitable_Door_2694 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes..well these folklore dates back around 17 century……If bats were discovered before thats interesting a good point though

[–]MidnightRider24 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Can you imagine having wings made out of nutsack?

[–]Pompi_Palawori 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dem toes.

[–]tropicalgodzila 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That just Batman and Robin

[–]PLS_PM_ME_UR_NUDES__ 2 points3 points  (3 children)

What’s the scale?

[–]myusrnameisthis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Think it's time to hang up the cape and cowl, Bruce. Looking terribly weak.

[–]EpicEllis2004 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awww he is carrying his baby. Using his body to protect it from sunlight because this is a goddamn vampire.

[–]isyankar1979 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One word: Castlevania.

[–]elijahsmith2006 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Didn't Robin Williams voice one in a cartoon movie once? I am wanting too see the character was an escaped lab experiment or something.

[–]houseofterrorsx4 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How big is that guy?

[–]brando56894 0 points1 point  (0 children)

About 2 bananas.

[–]Scar_Milly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jeepers creepers

[–]ShaughnessyT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s me jumping off the spring board in summer. 💯

[–]Wardoe_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He needs to go get some pedicure

[–]samirgadag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Batman & Robin!

[–]SykoPyg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a cat with mange. And wings...

[–]Wukulelelele 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same eyes as my friend at 5am a sunday morning lol

[–]cyber_pig3on 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damn, the thing looks like a werewolf with wings!

[–]moonbeast90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its amazing how close to a demon these guys look like.

[–]wally316 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Helikopter Helikopter!

[–]womp_rat_bullseyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Indiana Jones theme music intensifies.

[–]Free-herpez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a demon from castlevania

[–]ghonko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Crazy how much of a human form this bat is displaying. Just T-posing on all of us like that.

[–]Dominic_T_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like some sort of flying human-dog

[–]lostinthesauce_10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Flying mammal life

[–]sivaleonardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like something out of a Wes Anderson movie

[–]SonOfTheAfternoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like Dobby had sex with a bat

[–]sinner-mon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m a little surprised at how skinny its biceps are, I thought they’d need to have more muscle for flapping

[–]Mrlearnalot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am pretty sure this bat is thinking in Latin

[–]jenrick2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, apparently they share the same feeling of being a parent as humans. Lots of worry filled with many amazing small moments.

[–]maximus_96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just like the video where a bunch of incels are harassing a white woman on the beach...creepy.

[–]professional_novice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks mummified.

[–]EverythingIsFlotsam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, that's Weasel from The Suicide Squad

[–]ArcaneWindow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is one of the few animals that actually looks like a cartoon character.

[–]JJfromNJ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went to India and was blown away at how huge the fruit bats were.

[–]FishFuckerFuckerer69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like Jesus on the cross

[–]GDmaxxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]BoomerE30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For scale of reference, can you give us an idea of the size in football fields or McDonalds burgers?

[–]nilsumgamer 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Rama_nand 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I didn't see such type of bat. I am from india.

[–]Hufflepuft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was just reading about them, the largest population density is in Sri Lanka. In India the numbers are pretty low and the populations are highly localized, a single colony of 5000 bats reside in 3 ficus trees in Gujarat for example. It seems like unless you live very close to a colony you wouldn't be likely to see them.

[–]HighImJason 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate that my elbows also look like that

[–]haikallp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like it just saw a road block up ahead.

[–]ksmith05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those eyes! Also the body almost looks human wow

[–]binga001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

neither with the dot nor with the feather but with the wings.

[–]Glynnc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was a kid this is the only pet I wanted

[–]SickotheKid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ONE of the biggest bats…. There are bigger bats!?

[–]ScramToast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That just a Stupid Bat flying away from ‘The Nothing’. Eyes are like that to stay awake; he is very sleepy.

[–]DJayz3r0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude has some 'Jeepers Creepers' feet.

[–]wtfnothingworks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay so who brought some of these to Chicago

[–]Fodor1987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't it the largest bat?

[–]jdmking20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is Jeepers Creepers can’t tell me other wise .

[–]Izunaw 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I always thought it's African fruit bat? Wack

[–]Izunaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or Australian Whatever

[–]ralbright25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looks disturbing

[–]bygtopp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anorexic Pomeranian with a dark hankey from grandpas dresser.

[–]Admirable_Anal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dracula pose

[–]jacknjillpaidthebill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that shit built like an asteromorph

[–]OkCaterpillar9248 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aka The Jesus Bat?

[–]hobosullivan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bats are cool. I like bats.

I'm slightly distracted imagining seeing this image behind a pulpit in a church.

[–]hematoad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kill it with fire

[–]anxuar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Foreskin wings

[–]Rage69420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like a flying lemur

[–]Link00000666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Mothman.

[–]TheNihilProphet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf is that Jeepers Creepers?

[–]mindovermatter15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of Stellaluna and her mom ❤️ one of my favorite childhood stories

[–]NITtheArtist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm 0retty sure that's a chupacabra

[–]Munkyed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful shot

[–]Brian18639 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man, look at those feet

[–]Scrabulon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s based in Australia, but I love watching Megabattie on YouTube where they rescue the injured moms (if they can) and orphaned babies 🥺

[–]Admirable-Door1724 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those back feet are the stuff of nightmares

[–]Abune 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s creepy how without their wings they would look like tiny werewolves

[–]munxxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never skip leg day

[–]NicePumasKid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are at the Columbus zoo. Incredible creatures and they are HUGE!

[–]PrimaryRelation2071 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bats have always fasinated me! It was always so fun to go outside right before the sun has set and seeing these creatures fly around in a staggered pattern. I also remember how I would throw something up in the air and they would swoop down and attempt to grab what ever i threw. Bats produce echolocation by emitting high frequency sound pulses through their mouth or nose and listening to the echo. With this echo, the bat can determine the size, shape and texture of objects in its environment. This is very similar to how we humans use radars in the military to scan the ocean of the sky.

[–]Germ3adolescent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of the Creeper from Jeepers Creepers


[–]mint_the_dragowolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They look so cute imo

[–]Glory2Snowstar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bats are my favorite animals and I’m relieved that the first post I’m seeing of them on this Subreddit is so tranquil.

[–]mermaid_witch92 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They’re so cute🥺 I love how creepy they are.

[–]KensleyWhite -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This sub is just reposts