Leaf-nosed bat with very odd face


21 Responses to “Leaf-nosed bat with very odd face”

  1. CountZero says:

    Hmmm, “a face only a mother could love…”
    It’s a good thing bats are nocturnal, imagine a female of a regular looking species looking to get all jiggy wid’it with our hero and the light comes on…

  2. beemoh says:

    “Scientists suggest that the animal’s strange face may enhance the animal’s echolocation abilities.”

    By the looks of it, it may have been caused by poor echolocation abilities.

  3. Wordguy says:

    You beat me to it Beemoh!

  4. Brainspore says:

    I don’t think most leaves would appreciate the comparison.

  5. I am a leaf and I find the naming of this bat repulsive. 

  6. suburbanhick says:

    Bat, nothing! That is SO a Naussican (sp?). It’s just hiding its fangs…

  7. cjporkchop says:

    Too bad bats aren’t into bod mod. Lots of opportunities for piercing.

  8. Layne says:

    That thing looks like the PUKE-Nosed Bat, if you ask me. 

    Are they sure the appearance of the nose doesn’t cause overpowering gorge to rise in potential predators?

  9. swlabr says:

    If you like this stuff, just go to google images: “ernst haeckel bats”, and you won’t be disappointed.

  10. woid says:

    Makes Woola look like Cary Grant.

    Actually, Woola looks like Newt Gingrich, but I digress.

  11. haineux says:


    Actually, that picture frightens me. Some kind of horror response to a “thing that’s almost a face but not actually matching very well.”

    I wish it weren’t on the front page, please.

    Also http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/

  12. Felton / Moderator says:

    “What the hell are you?!”

  13. amnesiawanted says:

    Looks like the sad result of runaway selection for “shiny bling noses”.

  14. Rich Keller says:

    That’s Chase No Face’s chiropteran cousin. I was going to say chiropteran kissing cousin, but…. EEEW.

  15. Don’t move – I’ll get the flamethrower….

  16. Martin says:

    That’s messed up.

  17. BoydWaters says:

    Bajoran bat…

  18. frozenintime says:

    Poor bat has caca poopoo on his nose.

  19. francoisroux says:

    Ugh, yuk…

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