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Rollie Pollie Vampire Bat by shorty-antics-27 Rollie Pollie Vampire Bat by shorty-antics-27
She has a warm heart for you. <3 She LOVES you!


Finally! another bat picture! 8D And this time, THE INFAMOUS VAMPIRE BAT. <3
They are freakin cute!

NOW, FOR ME TO BREAK SOME MYTHS ABOUT VAMP BATS, AND GIVE MORE INTERESTING FACTS THAT I ADORE. <3

-Vamp bites RARELY bite humans for blood (and it's usually on the foot with a small incision.
-They usually feed on pigs, cows, chickens... mostly farm animals. They'll make a quick cut with their incisors and then lap up the blood with their tongue. They do NOT "suck" blood. That's FALSE. It also doesn't hurt the animal.
-Out of the 1,000+ species of bat, there are only three kinds of vampire bats.
-Two of the three mainly drink the blood of birds
-Vamp bats can walk, run, and jump!
-Female vamp bats will regurgitate to another less-fortunate bat if need be. They share. <3 In exchange, they'll get some grooming.
-They will also adopt any orphaned vamp bats, too.
-They have very good eyesight!
-They are very clean animals.

And that's all for now.

<3

(btw, I went REALLY quick with this. I know some things are wrong)
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:icongenkipuck42:
Awww! Desmodus rotundus, I presume? (Emphasis on the "rotund"!) Common vampire bats have the most fascinating social dynamics! They apparently form lasting friendships, and appear to display reciprocal altruism - something that is almost unheard-of in non-human animals (arguments have been made that chimpanzees, dolphins, and elephants do, as well, but none as well-documented as vampire bats). I find it fascinating that one of the most vilified species on the planet is actually one of the sweetest and most caring!
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DoomScarf Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable.

I didn't know they shared in exchange from grooming.
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:iconlonelyfullmoon:
Awww so fat and cuteee *w*
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MugoUrth Oct 24, 2012
Daww, what a chubby little cutie.
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personalDEVIL Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now if that isn't pure derpy cuteness I don't know what is. :heart:
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Slasher12 Oct 22, 2011   Filmographer
He so cute:D I just want to hug him.
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slumbrous Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely adorable! :3
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shorty-antics-27 Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
TEEHEE. <3
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Frills-Of-Justice Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can something so ugly be so cute???!
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shorty-antics-27 Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THEY AREN'T UGLY. >8C

lawl, but I know, to each their own. xD

LET THE CUTENESS OVERTAKE YOOOOOU.
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