People Are Horrified Over This GIANT ‘Human-Sized’ Bat

People around the world have been left speechless by the enormous size of a rare Asian bat. 

The Giant golden-crowned flying fox was caught on camera in the Philippines and has since been making circles around the web.

A person on Twitter with the username ‘Alex’ first made the photo of the upside-down bat public and has since amassed around 300,000 likes.

“Remember when I told y’all about the Philippines having human-sized bats? Yeah, this was what I was talking about,” Alex wrote.


The massive fruit-eating monster can be found in the Asian archipelago and its wingspan can reach up to 1.7m.

“Despite their hulking size, these bats are vegetarian and consume primarily fruit,” a text alongside the photo reads.

Alex was pleasantly surprised that his photo caught the eyes of so many and he said he did not want people to be afraid of bats – but despite that there’s simply no helping being afraid of this one.

One commenter wrote:

“Just imagine this bat waking up and flying straight at you

I’d leave the country.”

Another said:

“Holy mother. It’s a Batman the size of a man”

A third added:

“This bat is taller than me and I’m both horrified and impressed in equal measure” 

One Filipino man noted that while these flying werewolves have an enormous wingspan their bodies are actually the size of an average-sized dog.

“They’re really gentle too,” he said.

Another person said,

“Holy hell I would be terrified if I saw one of those (in real life). Don’t get me wrong … I love bats, this is just so wild a concept that it’s not registering in my brain and I’d be convinced I was seeing a demon or something”.

Someone noted that “they” also have coconut crabs, adding the shocking photo below:

And so, another person decided to add their encounter with a giant bird to the mix:

What would you do if you encountered this giant bat? Let us know your thoughts by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you’ve enjoyed the read. 

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