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Watching this bat eat a banana makes me wonder why I was ever afraid

Watching this bat eat a banana makes me wonder why I was ever afraid

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I don't know what your childhood was like but I spent a large part of mine hanging upside down in a cage being fed banana slices. So this video of a rescued fruit bat really speaks to me about various ideas of home, security, and how many pieces of fruit I can fit in my mouth at one time. It's calming, with pleasant ASMR overtones (because bats apparently can't eat with their mouth shut).

If you don't like the sounds of bananas being chewed into mush then you can try grapes instead, and remember about all the good things in your life:

Yep. Bats will pretty much chew any fruit you like into a wet pulp and it's glorious every time. (Disclaimer: though they eat many fruits, they seem to prefer bananas and grapes, but sometimes they bite the grapes and the grapes burst and that's when my heart skips a beat.) Alternately, you can watch this bat squeak in its sleep after a good feed and imagine floating into heaven on a cloud of bliss towed by tiny bats.

Or, pushing out the boat a little, we can combine these two themes and watch a sleeping bat with a mouth full of food, which wakes up and then starts eating again. Really I'm not sure why I ever thought the world was full of suffering when there are so many bats being cute.

All these videos are from a YouTube channel named Megabattie that's run by a "flying fox carer and rescuer." The clips all come with the same reminders that the bats aren't pets and that they're all released back into the wild after they've recuperated. What we're looking at here is a bat sanctuary, but you know what, I'd say it's a people sanctuary, too. Here's a place that helps humans feel better.

Yeah? Yeah. Bats are great.