What do bats eat?

Monday, August 29, 2011

bat eating frog
Bat kissing a frog

Pictures of bats eating frogs and giant spiders


Bat Out of Hell is my favourite album of all time (OK, perhaps second to U2's Achtung Baby) so it was amusing when they played it at work today and I thought, why hasn't Animals Eating Animals featured bats eating things yet?

Perhaps you may have asked your self, what do bats eat?

And so here we are with images of fruit bats and other batty fellows eating things like frogs, watermelon and scarily large centipede.

bat eating cricket

Here's a bat eating a green cricket, and below is a poor spider getting a some fat fangs to his abdomen which almost seems ironic. Don't you think?

spider eaten by bat


This picture below almost looks staged, but it appears to be a bat flying whilst holding a centipede in his mouth.

centipede bat eating

People often think of bats as bloofy thirsty monsters - and you can thank Bram Stoker for that, but the truth is that bats often eat noting but fruit!


And here's a picture of The Great Detective Batman eating his eggs:



Want more? How about this role reversal of a spider eating a bat that it caught in it's web? That must have been an epic food fight!

spider eating a bat caught in web


And now for something completely different, check out these hungry anaconda snakes!

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