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A rescued black flying fox being fed a banana. The flying fox was released a week later from a bat rehab center in Australia.

A rescued black flying fox being fed a banana. The flying fox was released a week later from a bat rehab center in Australia.

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TaterrrTot3

Too freaking cuteee


BorgClown

The wink when he bit too much, what a goof


Harsimaja

Is that pronounced ‘cute…eeeeeeee’?


BlackHawkDowney

He is absolutely chomping that banana


Chi_Chi42

He takes bigger bites out of that banana than most humans, I think. Must be hungry.


Erger

He literally eats like a quarter of the banana with each bite! And the banana is like double his body size! It's like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs island for this bat The human equivalent of this would be a person eating...god I don't even know. Half of a full sized mattress in one bite?


RamblyJambly

**Monch**


ChevroletSparkSS

Cromch


DarreTheSwedeYT

r/cromch


borktheuruk

I half expected this to just be filled with posts of Griffin McElroy eating the banana gif. You know the one.


Alecmorton33

He’s in a filthy mood that’s why


cpnHindsight

Didn't take too kindly to being captured that one, did he?


Alecmorton33

Well he has been around the block a few times


SubcommanderMarcos

He's a big boi, I've been told


superfucky

"he's in a filthy mood, he's called colin" COLIN: (⚫ㅅ⚫)


Different_Cellist_97

⚫️👅⚫️


HapticGloves

No no, the man who found him in his flower bed is called Colin, the flying fox is called Forest.


noradosmith

Bat gnaw banana


CethinLux

That is exactly how my crested gecko eats


Austin_xc_Jackson

G


dedasdude

Something something(just like) your someone (mama)


LuckEClover

Sky puppy!


BeatSuitable

He is hungry and love that banana so much,So cute


nurselois

That tongue!!!


NATONNN

That’s what I thought!!!


top_tommy

That's why they are called flying foxes.


Niborus_Rex

In Dutch we actually call them Flying Dogs!


Omnilatent

Same in German


DOOMISETERNAL-JOHN

Flying Shepards


LuckEClover

***RIGHT?!***


Timisnotaking

To cute.


javierchq

Flying doggo


SuperCosmicNova

[Ace Ventura](https://imgur.com/w5W6okU), thinks otherwise.


PTFO_Sniper

r/properanimalnames


TheMacerationChicks

I mean flying fox already seems like that. It's just another way of saying sky puppy.


IrishGoodbye4

Can Dobby please have banana?


maxoakland

Yes. All the bananas your heart desires


Objective-Dust6445

He’s a free elf


ForsakenLocation6616

Just realized my dog looks like this bat!


FlattPancakkes

Same here


[deleted]

Doggo ditto!


Somodo

Just realized my bat looks like your dog!


Crunchy__Frog

Just realized my dog looks like your dog which looks like their dog which looks like that bat!


Representative-Ad754

Just realized my bog looks like your dat!


indoor-barn-cat

My mouf is full of nanner ok


scumruckus

Yea but I’ll go ahead n take anuffer bite plz


CaptainConstable

Was not prepared for how much nanner he could house in that lil mouf


demon_fae

Helped that he stopped worrying about leaving room for his tongue…


montana757

Reminds me of my Chihuahua eating chicken, he can cram so much into that tiny face at one time


Quxudia

And just like a Chihuahua I was mildly concerned his eyes were gonna randomly pop out.


Marisleysis33

I had a dog once that couldn't tell where the food ended and your arm began. He just engulfed it all. This reminded me of that 🤣.


P_Nis_

That reminds me, about 4 months ago, I was cutting chicken into (I thought) bite sized chunks for all my littles (I have a chi-hu-hu, a mini schnauzer and and a mini Aussie Sheppard). I noticed my chihuahua was walking crazy, like he was drunk. Then I realized he wasn’t breathing! I had to Heimlich maneuver him! He swallowed a chunk that was too big. Scared the crap out of me.


_crazyplantlady_

This actually made me laugh! Thank you for the happiness.


Kili12345

Same :)


jpedgeer

I read this in Walter whites voice


TheGiantRascal

This is from the YouTube channel Batzilla the Bat https://youtu.be/VgMseckYGtE I highly recommend subscribing. They have great videos.


anonymousxo

I could listen to her talk all day.


kaimcdragonfist

Horror stories: “Bats are scary. Put them everywhere!” Bats:


mangarooboo

Lookit! It's frickin bats. I love Halloween.


hnblu

i miss vine


BornInARolledUpRug

I smell like beef


CharismaticCatholic1

Mom, get my nuts! Get my nuuuts!


noradosmith

"Mom, I want to go see Batman!" "No, we have bats at home." Bats at home:


NoOpportunity4193

Omg bats are such precious little NUGGETS 🥰


DocGrover

Rabies is scary. Rabies. It's exceptionally common, but people just don't run into the animals that carry it often. Skunks especially, and bats. Let me paint you a picture. You go camping, and at midday you decide to take a nap in a nice little hammock. While sleeping, a tiny brown bat, in the "rage" stages of infection is fidgeting in broad daylight, uncomfortable, and thirsty (due to the hydrophobia) and you snort, startling him. He goes into attack mode. Except you're asleep, and he's a little brown bat, so weighs around 6 grams. You don't even feel him land on your bare knee, and he starts to bite. His teeth are tiny. Hardly enough to even break the skin, but he does manage to give you the equivalent of a tiny scrape that goes completely unnoticed. Rabies does not travel in your blood. In fact, a blood test won't even tell you if you've got it. (Antibody tests may be done, but are useless if you've ever been vaccinated.) You wake up, none the wiser. If you notice anything at the bite site at all, you assume you just lightly scraped it on something. The bomb has been lit, and your nervous system is the wick. The rabies will multiply along your nervous system, doing virtually no damage, and completely undetectable. You literally have NO symptoms. It may be four days, it may be a year, but the camping trip is most likely long forgotten. Then one day your back starts to ache... Or maybe you get a slight headache? At this point, you're already dead. There is no cure. (The sole caveat to this is the Milwaukee Protocol, which leaves most patients dead anyway, and the survivors mentally disabled, and is seldom done). There's no treatment. It has a 100% kill rate. Absorb that. Not a single other virus on the planet has a 100% kill rate. Only rabies. And once you're symptomatic, it's over. You're dead. So what does that look like? Your headache turns into a fever, and a general feeling of being unwell. You're fidgety. Uncomfortable. And scared. As the virus that has taken its time getting into your brain finds a vast network of nerve endings, it begins to rapidly reproduce, starting at the base of your brain... Where your "pons" is located. This is the part of the brain that controls communication between the rest of the brain and body, as well as sleep cycles. Next you become anxious. You still think you have only a mild fever, but suddenly you find yourself becoming scared, even horrified, and it doesn't occur to you that you don't know why. This is because the rabies is chewing up your amygdala. As your cerebellum becomes hot with the virus, you begin to lose muscle coordination, and balance. You think maybe it's a good idea to go to the doctor now, but assuming a doctor is smart enough to even run the tests necessary in the few days you have left on the planet, odds are they'll only be able to tell your loved ones what you died of later. You're twitchy, shaking, and scared. You have the normal fear of not knowing what's going on, but with the virus really fucking the amygdala this is amplified a hundred fold. It's around this time the hydrophobia starts. You're horribly thirsty, you just want water. But you can't drink. Every time you do, your throat clamps shut and you vomit. This has become a legitimate, active fear of water. You're thirsty, but looking at a glass of water begins to make you gag, and shy back in fear. The contradiction is hard for your hot brain to see at this point. By now, the doctors will have to put you on IVs to keep you hydrated, but even that's futile. You were dead the second you had a headache. You begin hearing things, or not hearing at all as your thalamus goes. You taste sounds, you see smells, everything starts feeling like the most horrifying acid trip anyone has ever been on. With your hippocampus long under attack, you're having trouble remembering things, especially family. You're alone, hallucinating, thirsty, confused, and absolutely, undeniably terrified. Everything scares the literal shit out of you at this point. These strange people in lab coats. These strange people standing around your bed crying, who keep trying to get you "drink something" and crying. And it's only been about a week since that little headache that you've completely forgotten. Time means nothing to you anymore. Funny enough, you now know how the bat felt when he bit you. Eventually, you slip into the "dumb rabies" phase. Your brain has started the process of shutting down. Too much of it has been turned to liquid virus. Your face droops. You drool. You're all but unaware of what's around you. A sudden noise or light might startle you, but for the most part, it's all you can do to just stare at the ground. You haven't really slept for about 72 hours. Then you die. Always, you die. And there's not one... fucking... thing... anyone can do for you. Then there's the question of what to do with your corpse. I mean, sure, burying it is the right thing to do. But the fucking virus can survive in a corpse for years. You could kill every rabid animal on the planet today, and if two years from now, some moist, preserved, rotten hunk of used-to-be brain gets eaten by an animal, it starts all over. So yeah, rabies scares the shit out of me. And it's fucking EVERYWHERE.


Giddyup101

Rabies doesn't exist in Australia. We do however have the ABL virus.


mackenzie_X

ah yes the australian butt licking virus.


ImAdelineYo

That is...??


JazzyJockJeffcoat

Like 60,000 people a year. Almost exclusively in Africa and Asia. Horrible, horrible, *horrible* way to go. You can find videos of symptomatic rabies patients (as OP noted once you are symptomatic you are dead) online.


nickhechtel

Well Sounds Like i will sleep nice tonight


AuntySocialite

Until the tiny little bat gets you.


SomGin

ok sir, ill never leave the house again


revanzomi

Jesus Christ I did not enjoy reading that..... Fuck


DoctorJiveTurkey

Thanks I hate it


ImAdelineYo

This guy knows his rabies


iilinga

There’s no rabies in Australia


Walthatron

They've evolved to not need rabies to be deadly af in Australia


iilinga

Who needs rabies when you have drop bears


throwRA-84478t

Why did you have to post this. I've seen it enough. I don't need to be afraid of leaving my house again.


FlutterCordLove

Did you know that it’s very likely that Edgar Allen Poe died of rabies?


Marisleysis33

Tell us more. Thought I'd read that they found him dead in a ditch or something.


KaminsodTheFallen

This is just a copy-paste of a famous Reddit comment


Marisleysis33

There was a story on a teen girl that is known to be the only human who survived it. Really interesting how they saved her...[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG47tc\_7ZD4](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG47tc_7ZD4)


C3POhMyyy

I always took it as bats scurrying about meant something actually scary was lurking unseen in the darkness and it startled them.


Adopt_a_Melon

I love bats but wild bats are scary because of the fear of rabies. Thats probably how that fear started.


The_Adventurist

Also their poop is full of stuff that can kill you


KindheartednessOk780

Man that’s a weird lookin dog


NoOpportunity4193

That’s cuz it’s a sky doggo


ivantheawful

I didn't see this coming! I didn't know that I needed this long nosed round eyed weird adorable winged puppy eating a banana to warm me up while freezing at a bus stop!


Gorthax

There's a layer of reality out there where we have gryphons instead of dogs.


ClawTarget

I love how at 1:02 it's like 'I'm still chewing!!!' 😂


OmSaraya

That was my favorite part!


HomeMadeChristmas

It’s the eyes! 😍😃🥰


CaptCaffeine

Poor thing grabbed a HUGE bite. If it was rescued, I can’t help but think it must be sooooooo hungry.


TheMacerationChicks

Nah every video I've seen of them eating looks like this. It's just how they eat. Like dogs who are very well fed but shovel food inside themselves to the point that they can die, and so need slow-feeding bowls to slow down the rate at which they can eat


CaptCaffeine

Thanks for explaining. I don’t have any experiences with flying foxes. Lol.


Warondrugsmybutt

https://youtu.be/Wb3UrJjAac4


animalfrend

good boi bubba


GroceryStoreGremlin

Yep we had to do that with our pit/heeler because he would just inhale his food, barely even chewed, then would throw it back up


tkp14

My little Yorkie is well fed but I had to by one of those bowls to slow her down. She didn’t eat food; she inhaled it.


Mechwarriorr5

Competition for food is pretty fierce in the wild so they usually just grab as big a piece as they can then fly off somewhere where they won't be bothered. Also their cheeks are almost like hamsters with the amount of food they can stuff in them.


LCRoark

Yummy nana 😊


Away_Phone6812

Nannerz


saiyanhajime

Friendly reminder that bats are awesome but do not touch them. A scratch or a bite from a bat is the easiest way to get rabies, even in counties considered free of Rabies. Rabies has a near 100% death rate. Find a bat in need of help? Call a professional. People who work with bats will be vaccinated. If you do somehow get bitten or scratched by an animal that may have rabies, vaccination before onset of symptoms is a thing. Also highly recommend MegaBattie on YouTube for more videos like this. Edit: MegaBattie link for the lazy 😎 https://youtube.com/c/Megabattie


The_Infinite_Doctor

Yes thank you! Also, due to conditions like White Nose Syndrome, handling bats without training can not only kill that bat, but entire populations!


HighPriestOgonslav

Do you mind explaining what white noise syndrome is?


HeadFullOfNails

White Nose Syndrome is a fungus that infects hibernating bats. It can cause wacky behavior and can kill them. [https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/](https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/)


The_Infinite_Doctor

u/HeadFullofNails is correct. It's extremely easy to spread by accident, many very careful cavers such as myself tragically spread the fungus on our gear during the early days of WNS before we realized what was happening.


kazetoame

You know, I appreciate this approach more than the ones who just attack or have to be downers for no reason than to just be an asshole. Thank you.


Suburbanbison

Would it be beneficial for one to get a vaccine in the near future even with a low probability of encountering a rabid animal?


saiyanhajime

No - you need to get them frequently for that particular vaccine to work, so only high risk individuals get them premptively. They also work after exposure before symptoms onset, so it's best to just get as needed. Rabies diagnosis can only be made from examining the brain of a dead animal, sadly. It's not always obvious if animals are rabid. Especially bats.


mangarooboo

I heard that if you find a bat in your bedroom you should look into rabies treatment even if you don't immediately see a bite because sometimes their bites or scratches can be very tiny but still infectious


Mountainbiker22

Ugh yes my 2 year old daughter found a dead bat in the house and was playing with it before we found her. Trip to the ER and we were thinking the worst but luckily I had saved the bat. They sent it off to a college to get tested and it came back negative. Rabies vaccine on a 2 year old would have sucked!


mangarooboo

Seriously! What a relief. My mom had an incident with a bat in her room as a kid, back in the fifties, and they just shooed it outside and thought nothing else of it. Thankfully it didn't give her rabies, because she would have just had to suffer and die from it. Ugh. Rabies is literally one of my worst nightmares. I've watched WAY too many videos of people suffering from it and it's scarred me for life


MauGx3

No, but if you get into contact with wild animals or hurt by domestic animals its better to get it as fast as possible, as the onset happens after exposure


fingerscrossedcoup

Terrible way to die too. I don't wish it on my worst enemy.


PoesRaven

We had a small bat in the house about 2 months ago. My idiot housemate managed to get it on the ground and picked it up with his bare hands. 😮 I told him *not* to do that, but he did it anyway and carried it outside. Oh, and he got the bat down by using a towel.. but didn't think to use the same towel to pick it up. 😖


Jaykoyote123

If your in Australia call WIRES, they do rescue, rehab and release for free and they have saved so many possums that fell down our chimney and got stuck.


Sando-Calrissian

Hi, I'm (non-medical-professional): My understanding is that *symptomatic* rabies is near 100% fatal. You have about a week after being exposed to get treatment. Treatment in that week is pokémon-style super effective. Not going to undercut your message for a second: pleeeeeease be careful around animals like bats, but if you are exposed it's okay; just seek medical attention immediately!


Iamaredditlady

Thank you for this video. It made my morning.


HammerStyx8

Absolutely adorable


WifeofTech

"Oh my God is that a banana?! I f'ing LOVE bananas!" Nom "God yes yum this is it right here!" Nom nom nom "Your gonna give me more banana?! Yes please!"


fingerscrossedcoup

With the occasional "Get your hand away from me!" "More nanners, not hand!"


INFJ_2010

I would like 12 of them please


Shazza-wazza

I just can’t stop looking at that tongue while he’s ‘trying’ to chew that banana


Wimbleston

Megabattie on YouTube has all the bat rescue footage you could ask for. Forewarning, she does post videos of the ones she can't save, and you see everything. Its a great way to wind up wishing you could volunteer because she tries so hard and saves so many of the lil rabies babies


ThundernLightning308

They really are just puppies with wings.


Kapt-Kaos

cracked out dog needing hims potassium


mrcarpy

u/savevideo


grey_is_good

\*Ravishes banana\* "He's in a filthy mood" hahaha


Lord_Ashelyon

Those big ol cheeks full of banana are so cute!


That1OffendedGuy

Beeg monch


Self_World_Future

Aw he’s gonna be missing those bananas in the wild


PECOSbravo

Like hell.. for you see I am actually Tarzan's cousin. He will enjoy a perch on my left shoulder for the duration of his life until I ultimately succumb to back pain. After that he will have to nest neatly on my head. We will sell his bat guano for massive profit...but I might have to shave my head first.


ydoudothis

Kind of how I eat after missing a meal tbh


Duke-of-Hellington

Thank you for this very descriptive and helpful title! You rock!!


Low_Worry2007

Hate when animals I don’t want to like get wrapped up and personified in cuddles and cuteness. The duck. Cute ass bat. Whatever


Chocolate_Spaghet

Bats are such underrated and under-appreciated creatures bro istg


nostril_spiders

Seen it before but i don't care. That bat makes my day.


Yeoshua82

Not gonna lie I thought it was a Chihuahua. My dog peanut has the same loom in her face when there's bananas near by.


reds2032

This is from the YouTube Channel “Batzilla the Bat” I’ve been subbed for a few years and absolutely recommended showing them some love. Truly incredible wildlife rehabilitation stories


Made_of_Star_Stuff

Get you someone who looks at you like this wing pupper looks at that banana


Ceeweedsoop

This is the best fucking thing I've ever tasted! OMG are you kidding? THERE'S MORE?


rz0809

I could watch this 25 hours a day and never need my antidepressant again.


CleverSnarkyUsername

This lady has lots of videos on YT; she’s an absolute gem. I could watch the banana chomping sky puppies all day


trudytuder

Aaaaw lookit the cute little bat. Hes gonna have a bi of bana... Jeeeeeezes chroist.


I_have_questions_ppl

Steve Irwin? Is that you? 😆


KeepCalmJeepOn

What does the flying fox say?


kaburger94

Nom nom nom, nom nom n nom nom


marshr9523

I em sky doggu, but I lob banana! Gibbbb it to me!


BlueFoxGivesNoFucks

Soooo cuteee


Dre_A35

It’s so adorable!


BladeLigerV

Big nom.


callistopheebs

Those cheeks!!! 😆


Mobile_Cake7449

So cute yet to deadly


DCoy1990

What a cute little flying doggie.


CrackAmoleE

u/GetVideoBot


ODGABFE

Wow WOWWWWWW WOW wow WOW LOOK AT THE BOI EAT


rav3nb1rd666

His eyes make him look so innocent!💜💜❤❤😍😍


CheeseusMaximus

I love this video no matter how many times I see it.


i-forgot-my-sandwich

Hungry sky puppy


ImJTHM1

The youtube channel this is from is called Batzilla The Bat. Great channel for swadled sky puppies.


Postsrarely

But if you release it, never again shall it lie snugly in a blanket, being fed bananas. It has received a taste of paradise and is doomed not to know it again.


cookypuss89

They call fruit bats flying foxes in Austria?


KimCureAll

In Austria, that would be Fruchtfledermaus...


Hello_Mr_Fancypants

Ah the dogs of the sky.


AnonimZim

It looks like a Gromit with those gigantic eyes. Give it a coffee and a newspaper


jessjones82231

Oh my god that face. He looks astonished to be eating that banana. You chow down little buddy


Biscouwee

He's a puppy with wings!


evilspycandy

cursed wing chihuahua


EZMickey

This guy is way too cute


the_real_dodo1011

O\_O OOO


realshetty_01

Boy is he hungry


bradosaurusrex

r/banana


alendabrother

Ôô môdeuzooo coisa mais linda itimalia


Wippid

Greedy fucker. lol


Greatest-Uh-Oh

So cute!


princess_kittah

u/savevideo


Damagecontrol86

These things are so freaking adorable I love them


BabyYodaMySonIs

u/savevideo


sacrificial_octopus

Your mom be like


Leading_Dig347

As many times as I've seen it and I would like to see new stuff on my NEWS feed, I still love it. You bastard.


Sof04

Fruit bats are adorable. The "carnivorous" ones I love too. Other type of adorable.


whiterabbit_hansy

Insectivorous and carnivorous bats have the most incredible and gorgeous faces. I love Hoary bats because they are fluffy and plump with beautiful fur BUT horseshoe bats have the most intricate faces. Truly stunning.


cha_matte

u/SaveVideo


ImQuibits

/u/SaveVideo


Wimbleston

He hongri


aledanniel

How are they rescued or from what? Were there in danger or soemthing?


KimCureAll

This bat was unable to leave someone's backyard after getting stuck in a bush, and a bat rescue organization in Australia assisted.


Zbeubor

its cute and ugly at the same time, just like some dogs


Funkyferrett

He is the craziest looking banana loving little cutie iv ever seen'd i need one immediately 😍


Famous-Honey-9331

My god, the eyes! 🥺🥺🥺😍 And his tongue is pointy!


CurseofLono88

I’ve seen a bunch of this woman’s bat sanctuary videos. I find there’s nothing more relaxing than listening to her Australian accent while watching rescued bats be adorable


cyclequeen35

If that’s not the cutest thing 🥺


LuckyArceus

Sky puppy. 🥰


JakeHodgson

Lmao, they look wired. So cute


netfatality

Lol those googly little eyes.


EggoTheStabby

1:01 "exxxxcuse me bitch but two bites is fine for me thank you very much.... the nerve of these people"


bosch1817

These things carry so many diseases. Would not want to be touching that thing anywhere.