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May 28, 2012 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Pretty damn cute!
posted by HuronBob (37 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Until they grow up!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:32 PM on May 28, 2012


Those ARE grown up...
posted by HuronBob at 7:36 PM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gotta catch 'em all!
posted by slater at 7:37 PM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


These are not the terrifying bats that caused Bruce Wayne to become Batman.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 7:43 PM on May 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


leetle peegy noses!
posted by elizardbits at 7:46 PM on May 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


Gah, they are so cute it's making my brain hurt. I think all bats are cute (I love bats) but these are especially cute!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 7:50 PM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why do I want an apricot sauce?
posted by ryoshu at 7:51 PM on May 28, 2012


Yeah, Batman could have looked very different.
posted by Soupisgoodfood at 7:51 PM on May 28, 2012 [11 favorites]


Behold, a video of these marshmallow beeps in the wild. Awww, shaky shaky.
posted by Gator at 7:55 PM on May 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


XhaustedProphet: "These are not the terrifying bats that caused Bruce Wayne to become Batman"

Honduran Batman.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:11 PM on May 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


This is ridiculous.

awwww
posted by infini at 8:45 PM on May 28, 2012


These are much better than Peeps.
posted by arcticseal at 8:48 PM on May 28, 2012


And much more friendly looking than these buggers.

fuck you, megabats, you've ruined stellaluna for me
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 8:59 PM on May 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Soupisgoodfood - i would SO watch that movie.
posted by lapolla at 9:06 PM on May 28, 2012


These are not the terrifying bats that caused Bruce Wayne to become Batman.

No, you're thinking of the origin story of Edgar Winter.
posted by chambers at 9:23 PM on May 28, 2012 [8 favorites]


These Birds, when you say bugger, are you referring to the human that is poaching an endangered species? Because that's what you're looking at in the disgusting picture you just linked.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:25 PM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Marshmallow beeps!!!

Some of the cutest little buggers in the bat world.

As far as a big fruitbat (flying fox) here's a wimpy lady holding a medium sized fella.

First comment, with which I heartily agree:
wow .that lady dont [sic] know how lucky she is to get to hold that guy

Bats is cool.
posted by BlueHorse at 9:27 PM on May 28, 2012


Oh my god, are you serious? I didn't realize that the bat wasn't alive anymore in that picture -- I thought they were feeding it. Crap, yes, those bastards. I didn't know they were poached.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 9:40 PM on May 28, 2012


Who's an adorable yet pivotal part of our ecosystem? Who keeps bug populations in check? Awwww
posted by The Whelk at 9:42 PM on May 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


What, no trigger warning for people who had a bat fly in the house via the whole house fan and swoop in the room where the kids were sleeping after the cats proudly release their prize capture to mom??? NO TRIGGER WARNING?

No, for reals, those are pretty adorable. As long as they stay out of my house.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:52 PM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bats in the house can be fun. You get to try to herd them to the open window/door. More fun than herding cats!
posted by Goofyy at 11:27 PM on May 28, 2012


TANS: one house where I lived in the Sierras hosted a family of bats. They came in through the cooling pads of our swamp cooler and made a nest somewhere in the attic. Now and then they dropped out of the grid and flew down the stairwell, circled the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedroom a few times before finding their way back to the second floor and out the cooler vent.

Guests were often taken aback.
posted by mule98J at 11:37 PM on May 28, 2012


Yeah, but.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 12:11 AM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


And much more friendly looking than these buggers.


Holy shit, is that the bat from A Neverending Story?!
posted by XhaustedProphet at 12:24 AM on May 29, 2012


I'm not insinuating that bats are drunkards, but when you watch them fly around and they make all their little clicky noises you could swear they're drunk.

Owls swoop, eagles soar, and bats thwip and flutter like big leathery moths on acid. Look at this guy, that is a drunken smile if ever I saw one.

I love bats.
posted by Salmonberry at 12:31 AM on May 29, 2012


Kiss my fuzzy white bat!
posted by Mister Moofoo at 2:09 AM on May 29, 2012


These are not the terrifying bats that caused Bruce Wayne to become Batman.

This seems relevant.
posted by solotoro at 4:26 AM on May 29, 2012


I've developed a stupid fear of bats in the past year, and I like to use pictures of these little cuties as a treatment.
posted by Coatlicue at 6:28 AM on May 29, 2012


But how do they taste?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:28 AM on May 29, 2012


They're like Dr. Seuss creatures!
posted by peagood at 6:29 AM on May 29, 2012


I've developed a stupid fear of bats in the past year, and I like to use pictures of these little cuties as a treatment.

Allow me to contribute to your therapy with pictures of bats in tiny blankets and what may possibly be the world's happiest fruit bat.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 6:52 AM on May 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


Cotton balls

or


mutant belly button lint?
posted by stormpooper at 7:29 AM on May 29, 2012


bats thwip and flutter like big leathery moths on acid. Look at this guy

The video really showed how instrumental the hind legs are to bat-flight. I never realized that. Neat.
posted by fancyoats at 7:31 AM on May 29, 2012


These are not the terrifying bats that caused Bruce Wayne to become Batman.

Um....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:43 AM on May 29, 2012


These are not the terrifying bats that caused Bruce Wayne to become Batman.

Um....


In the interest of equal time.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:48 AM on May 29, 2012


Metafilter: big leathery moths on acid. Wait, no, that's The WELL.
posted by msalt at 8:47 AM on May 29, 2012


Oh my god, Mr. Bad Example. Those are some squishy cuddly poo poo head snugglebats! This is very good for me. Look at those eyes!
posted by Coatlicue at 11:43 AM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


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