Think bats are scary? Be prepared to have you preconceptions shattered. SHATTERED, we tell you!
Because this video by the Australian Bat Clinic is extremely warm and cuddly. Literally.
"When baby bats first enter rehabilitation it can be traumatising for them as they have just been separated from their mothers to which they have formed strong bonds," explains the clinic. "Bat carers have to ensure that the baby bats not only are well fed, but that they are nurtured and feel safe in their temporary new home.
"Providing affection to the bats is a necessity. The teats represent their mother’s nipple, and this makes them feel more comfortable, as does the security of the blankets which they are often snugly wrapped in."
Altogether now: Aww!
(Via Laughing Squid)