Oct 21, 2007

For My Own Sanity

Please, for my own sanity, tell me that this image has been photoshopped. I'm not sure I can live in a world where these fly around at night. I'm already afraid of spiders, giant land crabs, standard poodles, and naked mole-rats. I don't want to add demon bats to my list.

Photo source: Knuttz.net

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

love, love, love it!

Rasmus said...

Needs a suitable headline ;)

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Rasmus.

Kritter said...

lolbats, instead of lolcats. How seasonally appropriate.

Looks like a fruit bat.

Anonymous said...

Awww...but look at the little tail nub. Cute!

Arachnophile said...

Isn't this another picture of that 'new' fruitbat species you mentioned just a while back?

I think this is just that @ either a strange angle or photo-shopped. We'll see. I'm sure there are people more able than myself to say so. :)

Arachnophile said...

Okay, I'm no fun but I DO think that this is either an Existant species or this picture: http://www.wildlifeonline.me.uk/images/graphics/Fruitbat1.jpg
tinkered with.

Either way this is a large bat in flight and it's got a head. ;) The body/torso is REALLY fuzzy. IF you look at the picture with any photo-shop-type program you will see the 'fuzziness' that isn't completely natural. If yo convert to B & W - there you go. :D

I'm not a graphics expert but that's my opinion. :D

Either way it's a cool pic!

Jack Ruttan said...

He's flying away from us, in strong light, which is shining through the wings.

Danielle Lea said...

I like bats. A lot of bats are really cute in the face.

Nebulous Grey said...

This makes me want to jump up and down excitedly, right here in Borders. But I'd probably spill my coffee, and this shit is *expensive*.
Still. The seven year-old in me is yelling "AWESOME!! Bats Rule!" at the top of her lungs.
:D

Kritter said...

It looks like it's holding something in its hind foot and it's putting its head down to eat it--insectivorous bats sometimes scoop bugs up in the webs between their hind legs and snag it with their mouths--they're really acrobatic.

Get it? AcroBATic?

I kill myself!

Goddess said...

Australian fruit bats, also known as flying foxes are so cute (for danielle lea). This one looks like a small bat flying away with it's head down. And right foot up... Either way, they're still gorgeous :)

Cozytailmom said...

See-through headless bats? Got em all over the place here on the East coast!

G Felis said...

Look at the visible foot: From the toe/claw length and spread, I'd say it's a fish-eating bat (Noctilio leporinus), or another species that occupies more or less the same niche. This little guy or gal probably has a fish in the other claw and is flying head down/foot up to eat in flight. Here's a pic of one with it's adorable offspring in tow.