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11 Responses to “Watch this vampire bat run like hell”

  1. TheOven says:

    So that’s what those things where in The Dark Crystal. Also Clover.

  2. Donnerhai says:

    Oh awesome. Stupid science direct. I would love to get my hands on a copy of this article. Biochem + proteomics + immunology = win

  3. theophrastvs says:

    quick: kickstarter the one-for-each-arm-pogo-stick for recreational (one presumes) locomotion!

  4. knoxblox says:

    No moving water in this video.

  5. igpajo says:

    Looks kind of like how that monster is “Cloverfield” moved.

  6. citizen says:

    Cool. I didn’t know Eadweard Muybridge directed a Dracula film.

  7. carlogesualdodivenosa says:

    I was hoping at the end we’d see it bringing down an impala.

    • awjt says:

       I was hoping a combination of fast flying and a short sprint would let one of these things take down a Cheetah.

  8. JDub says:

    “Yessss, Master! Coming, Master! Yessss, Master…..”

  9. Joel Moore says:

    I’ve been telling people for years that bats can run like the dickens. Back in college we were playing frisbee in a baseball field late in the evening and we saw what I assumed at first was a rabbit or chipmunk skittering across the grass. Of course we decided to chase it which resulted in a collective pants shitting when the thing jumped a couple of feet into the air and proceeded to fly away like…well…like a bat of hell.

    Everyone I’ve related this story to since has always seemed skeptical but now I have video evidence.

  10. David says:

    I’d hoped that there was a saucer of warm cow’s blood at the end of this video, and we could observe how it laps up hemoglobin.