The Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) is a Halloween Horror!

These spooky, pale spectres of the night come from northern Australia and, with a wingspan of about 2 feet across, they’re the biggest species within a family of bats known as the False Vampire Bats.

Their lack of a corporeal form has done nothing for their manners. Ghost Bats are BRUTAL! They swoop on other bats, lizards, rodents and other prey, hold them down with a thumb claw and kill them with a bite to the head or neck.

So it looks like some vampires are even WORSE after you’ve staked them through the heart!


Images: S J Bennett/


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s