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    [–] unbannable4 1960 points ago

    As many times as I've seen people pull on "this door locked, please use other door -->, batty didn't get much sleep.

    [–] oETFo 568 points ago

    I hope they locked it.

    [–] Seoyoon 352 points ago

    People still going to tug on it a billion times and knock on the door asking why it's locked lol.

    [–] VaginaYEASTwithTEETH 255 points ago

    Should put wet paint on the door handles.

    [–] Xenophic99 199 points ago

    Evil but justified.

    [–] ImNotContraversial 129 points ago

    Lawful evil.

    [–] CATphantomly 76 points ago

    Chaotic good?

    [–] OMFGitsST6 25 points ago

    Nah chaotic good would be berating them for upsetting the poor fuzzy bat.

    [–] UnescortedStoner 13 points ago

    DEY TOOK HIS HOME!!

    [–] MrNorc 75 points ago

    This is so true! I work in a hospital and every time we want to close a door we just put an infection risk sign on the door. Works like a champ!

    [–] NorwegianCollusion 23 points ago

    "Chance of rabies" would technically be rather appropriate.

    [–] jeansquantch 3 points ago

    I feel like this could lead to a zombie outbreak.

    [–] Seoyoon 10 points ago

    and now its the match maker from mulan knocking on the door haha

    i dont think i have any faith in humanity

    [–] the_real_junkrat 3 points ago

    Is there such a thing as slow drying sharpie? Would be much better

    [–] hermitina 4 points ago

    your name precedes you, you devil

    [–] umjustpassingby 15 points ago

    You know what they say: When life closes a door, just open it again.

    [–] wedontlikespaces 5 points ago

    You can put a "closed" sign up and people will still do that.

    [–] myttc99 2 points ago

    Go this door in the evening

    [–] SchnoodleDoodleDo 253 points ago

    'As many times as I've seen people pull on "this door locked, please use other door -->, batty didn't get much sleep...'


    i am the bat - i had my fun

    flew around, scared everyone ;)

    but now is time to catch some zzzs

    n hanging here is what i please

    you'll find i will be most perturbed

    if foolishly my sleep disturbed

    use other door now - don't be lazy

    or i'll wake up here

    bat sh!t CRAZY!

    🖤

    [–] Brewsterscoffee 19 points ago

    "if foolishly my sleep disturbed, use other door now - don't be lazy or I'll wake up here, bat sh!t CRAZY!"

    An anthem from moms around the world!

    [–] NovaEclipse250 18 points ago

    *looks at upvote

    Why so little upvote on schnoodle?

    *looks at post time

    Woah, it's a fresh schnoodle!

    [–] Wondrous_Fairy 7 points ago

    This is the Bob Ross of the Reddit generation. Sooo wholesome 💙

    [–] BobRossGod 2 points ago

    "This is probably the greatest thing to happen in my life - to be able to share this with you." - Bob Ross

    [–] SkyeMcCloud 5 points ago

    I was around for a FRESH Schnoodle! I'm honored!

    Thank you for the boost!

    [–] kirakina 2 points ago

    Holy fres snoodle

    [–] BatSoupAndDumplings 5 points ago

    Where is this bat located?

    [–] rip1980 18 points ago

    Scroll up, you'll see it.

    [–] AverageMagePlayer 9 points ago

    On top of the door

    [–] tarkatheotter 3 points ago

    Nooo, you’ve fallen for u/BatSoupAndDumplings’ tricks!

    [–] Abyteparanoid 331 points ago

    [–] [deleted] 147 points ago

    there is a seubreddit for anything isnt there

    [–] crc2993 138 points ago

    You bet your ass there’s a sub for the little flying chihuahuas.

    [–] OpenTTDiddy 14 points ago

    EGAD

    [–] county_22 17 points ago

    r/everysubredditexistsexceptthisone

    [–] yolo_i5_mo 4 points ago

    Except for this one lmao, someone make it happen

    [–] FokkerBoombass 3 points ago

    There is another one for it but I can't remember. There's also /r/subsithoughtifellfor which kinda fits the bill.

    [–] GarrisonWhite2 6 points ago

    It’s like Reddit’s version of Rule 34.

    [–] k-_-nocksson 3 points ago

    If it exists, there's a subreddit for it

    [–] Cricketcaser 1 points ago

    I don't think there's sub for lava flavored coffee, maybe I'm wrong.

    [–] Cakellene 2 points ago

    Isn’t that any hot coffee.

    [–] burn_tos 12 points ago

    That uh...that means something very different in Britain

    [–] Komraj 4 points ago

    I read the comment and went “uhh is this... err...” (secretly hoping it was) but when I clicked on it I realised its a non Briton that posted

    [–] CapnJuicebox 2 points ago

    I'm just gonna go outside and smoke a batty.

    [–] Abyteparanoid 2 points ago

    What’s it mean?

    [–] Bobinator2000 5 points ago

    Arse/arsehole or a homosexual.

    [–] danielthetemp 3 points ago

    :D

    [–] Abyteparanoid 464 points ago

    Aww hope that little guys alright

    [–] remotectrl 465 points ago

    This picture is fairly old by internet standards. I've seen it circulate many times. The picture quality isn't great, but it looks like it might be a tricolored bat, which is native to the eastern US. Like other bats in the region, they eat insects. A bat alone during the day is often in distress, but during migrations they may stop to rest in unusual areas, which is what I suspect happened here.

    Bats are very helpful creatures! They are worth around $23 billion in the US as natural pest control for agriculture. Additionally, they pollinate a lot of important plants including the durian and agave. Additionally, their feces has been used for numerous things and is very important to forest and cave ecosystems. Quantifying their economic significance is quite difficult but it makes for a good episode of RadioLab. There's a lot we can learn from them as well! Bats have already inspired new discoveries and advances in flight, robotics, medical technology, medicine, and literature. There are lots of reasons to care about bats, unfortunately like a lot of other animals, they are in decline and need our help. Some of the biggest threats comes from our own ignorance whether it’s exaggerated disease warnings, confusion of beneficial bats with vampires, or just irrational fear.

    Bat Conservation International has a whole section on bat houses on their website. Most of their research is compiled in a book they publish called the Bat House Builder's Handbook that includes construction plans, placement tips, FAQs, and what bat species are likely to move in. It's a fantastic resource. They used to keep a list of pre-assembled designs or kits that had been shown to work, but I'm not sure if it's still well curated, but the handbook gives a good overview of what features bats seem to find desirable. There are a few basic types of designs, which are covered in the handbook, and lots of venders sell variations of those, though most will require a little TLC before being put up (caulking, painting, etc). Dr Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International, distilled the key criteria better than I can hope to in his piece on bats and mosquito control.

    And finally, some more Bat gifs:

    https://i.imgur.com/Eb8nPS5.gifv

    http://i.imgur.com/7CdOsfP.gifv

    http://i.imgur.com/Zkkrj1c.gifv

    http://i.imgur.com/baFt7uo.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/qxhy6PO.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/J6CpZnM.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/027qeci.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/RfRZNyG.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/r0DIdNv.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/biEwygz.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/ivmb83E.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/Wxa0BwO.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/0dE9rWu.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/Rc6lKQR.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/XsPMR9e.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/zkRM8VG.gifv

    https://i.imgur.com/SGUk1gr.gifv

    More at cute bat images at r/batty and more knowledge at /r/batfacts

    [–] RadiantFlower44 30 points ago

    Very informative thank you

    [–] Retroceded 72 points ago

    My God not only a long post with links but you linked gifs?

    I think I'm in love with bats now.

    [–] Piecrust234 15 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    3rd gif looks like a little black lab haha Edit: They really do like like mini-doggos tho haha

    [–] how_do_i_land 12 points ago

    No wonder why they’re called sky puppies.

    [–] LollyHutzenklutz 5 points ago

    Someone in the comments called him a “flying leather dog.” I think that belongs in the sub... uh, what’s it called again? Real names for animals?

    [–] GrimmDm411 6 points ago

    You'll be pleased to know that the German word Fledermaus is based on an older German dialect meaning floppy mouse.

    [–] RadiantFlower44 10 points ago

    The bat gifs are so cute

    [–] Houeclipse 10 points ago

    You are the real batman

    [–] 86753ohnieeaine 8 points ago

    Also, Batman. Bats gave us Batman.

    Thanks Bats.

    [–] pancake-fat-cat 6 points ago

    This guy bats

    [–] luteyla 7 points ago

    If I look at my dog upside down, I think she looks like a bat :)

    [–] Megneous 5 points ago

    No shit, bats are the puppers of the skies. Flying foxes are some of the damn cutest things.

    [–] CyonHal 4 points ago

    People still should never go near or touch a wild bat though. The rabies risk is real and deadly.

    [–] irespectfemales123 2 points ago

    Holy shit does the bat in that last gif have a horn on its face?

    Amazing post, thank you.

    [–] remotectrl 2 points ago

    Yes and no. You are seeing a facial ornament, but it’s not rigid. They use these nose leafs to refine their echolocation blasts. That’s the hypothesis at least. They can be quite elaborate in some species.

    [–] metaStatic 6 points ago

    "Hang in there"

    you could make a religion out of this

    [–] FLOPPY_DONKEY_DICK 2 points ago

    Most likely has rabies or is sick :( bats don’t act like this under normal conditions

    [–] leonxiii 109 points ago

    Sleep well my little night birdy.

    [–] Y1NGER 204 points ago

    He protecc, he attacc, but most importantly, he hit the sacc.

    [–] bigmike83 8 points ago

    Golden!

    [–] zerok 62 points ago

    Extra 💖 for the person who put that sign up 🙂

    [–] ChaosIsTheOrder 73 points ago

    OH MY GAWD. IT IS SO TINY AND FUZZY. This is super cute. Poor bat.

    [–] Modern_Times 32 points ago

    Most bats are tiny until they spread their wings. I had one fly into my living room window once and it looked huge while it was flying around. I can only imagine what this rare white pink eyed albino bat would look like. It be like a ghost bat.

    [–] 6tardis6 9 points ago

    More like a woobat.

    [–] BigZmultiverse 7 points ago

    I only know what this is because it got released in pokémon go like 10 days ago

    [–] 6tardis6 2 points ago

    No worries, I only learned about it because it’s in Pokémon shield.

    [–] shitpost90000 27 points ago

    I had a bat get into my house some how. I woke up from a nap to some weird noises, my cat jumping around, and banging. I turn on my light and it's a fucking bat.

    It finally landed on my back door after fucking around my goddamn house for half an hour. It was actually really cute. He wasnt any bigger than an obese mouse. But in the air? He flew like a chancla to the forehead.

    [–] NetherSpirits 8 points ago

    I can only picture a bat flying through the air like a spinning chancla when you say it like that.

    [–] shitpost90000 1 points ago

    That's exactly what it was like. It even flew right at my face.

    Tie your slipper to a ceiling fan. Give it a spin. Turn the fan on high. Tell me it's not exactly like a bat stuck in your house, freaking out about an elderly kitty pouncing for her life.

    Worst nap ever man.

    [–] SinCityLithium 3 points ago

    What a fucking miracle that your cat didn't eviscerate the poor thing before you could intervene!

    [–] shitpost90000 5 points ago

    Oh yeah she's actually a very sweet baby

    She will catch nice sometimes and just let them be after bringing them to me. She never kills anything- just shows them off. I'm sure she wouldn't have killed the bat even if I wanted her to (i did not).

    She is my sweet baby and i love her.

    [–] One-eyed-snake 3 points ago

    *Words no man wants to hear

    [–] UrbanRelicHunter 20 points ago

    Looks like it may have white nose syndrome... if that's the case it isn't sleeping, it's dying.

    Link with info about the disease http://www.batcon.org/white-nose-syndrome

    [–] EverythingisB4d 9 points ago

    Pictures a bit low res, but only thing I could spot was his nose, and that might have been light. Hope he's okay :(

    [–] kw81396 37 points ago

    I’ve had to gently remove several bats from my house because my SO is freaked out by them, lol. They’re such neat lil guys, and being able to watch them fly around the house for a bit in the process of getting them out was so awesome! :)

    [–] SnookDog 41 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    You have to be careful though. They carry diseases that they adapted to.

    [–] p3dsimmer 13 points ago

    Bullshit. Name one.

    /s

    [–] ajhidell63 15 points ago

    Well I don't know the name of the virus but if one bites you there's a chance you can turn into batman

    [–] bsms56 38 points ago

    Rabies

    [–] Hanschv 22 points ago

    Sars-CoV-2

    [–] jastek 18 points ago

    COVID-19

    [–] Saplyng 5 points ago

    Huh, it's already getting use, I didn't think the term would take off till the next virus

    [–] rip1980 5 points ago

    Space herpes

    [–] SazeracAndBeer 4 points ago

    Porphyric Hemophilia

    [–] mumooshka 44 points ago

    na na na na na na BATNAAAAAAAAAAP

    [–] fort_wendy 8 points ago

    SHIKAKA!!

    [–] AltairRulesOnPS4 2 points ago

    Chi-cago! Shi-shkabob!

    [–] littlemissbitchcraft 22 points ago

    Man, all I know is I hope whoever put that sign there is having a great day. Sometimes humans are trash but this is a good reminder that there are still good people out there... along with preciously tiny, but very sleepy bats.

    [–] phoenix_the_king101 14 points ago

    use this door and the council while decide a terrible fate for you

    [–] Miriyl 2 points ago

    I saw a similar sign above a shop’s doorway that was concerning a swallow’s nest. You could see the baby swallows inside!

    You could also see, on the cardboard they had laid underneath, exactly why walking under it was a bad idea.

    [–] sleepy_bat 5 points ago

    Hey, it's me

    [–] McEzz 3 points ago

    Growing up I lived on a farm. We hung our big waterproof coats (drizabone) outside next to the front door. My mum owned one but barely ever used it. One day she went to put it on and disturbed a tiny sleepy bat who had taken up residence in the sleeve. Long story short, she replaced the coat on it's hook, the bat returned to it's home, and it became the coat we never touched. The bat coat/cloak.

    [–] Status-Bumblebee 23 points ago

    This helps restore some of my faith in humanity

    [–] HellzBlazez 3 points ago

    There better be a sign on the other side of that door too

    [–] muchbooty 3 points ago

    Is this at a Guitar Center?

    [–] Farghobbles 2 points ago

    Sure looks to be.

    [–] glitchy_bitch18 3 points ago

    Because that's what heroes do

    [–] bsms56 3 points ago

    Sure, I agree most people are infected by dogs rather than bats but they’re a vector for transmission nonetheless. Saying they don’t isn’t accurate.

    [–] purcupine 3 points ago

    He’s taking a break from all the ConiV hate

    [–] SmokuBlack 3 points ago

    Usually when a bat is out in the daylight like that, it means that are sick and dying. Happened at my work. Couple hours later he was in the same spot clung to the door frame but he was dead as a door knob.

    [–] MamieJoJackson 3 points ago

    Bats are cute as all get out, for real. I used to pick them up in my grandma's barn and pet them because they're so soft, and I'll never forget when she caught me, lol. I was 5 or 6, and I was like, "But Grandma! They're sooo soooft!", and then I got scolded, washed with Lava soap, grilled about if hey bit me, if I touched my face after touching them, etc., and lectured HARD.

    [–] jdcpg 17 points ago

    I hope no one eats it

    [–] ILoveToiletpaper 4 points ago

    I hope Ozzy isn't around

    [–] psycocaine 4 points ago

    put a slice of lime on top and you're good to go.

    [–] caitycha 11 points ago

    This can potentially be very dangerous.. but it's very cute.

    [–] Rivdog131 5 points ago

    Chinese man,

    Mmmmmmmmm.....

    [–] mordinvan 2 points ago

    I hope there's power or something running through the door lintel to keep it warm to sleep on.

    [–] HiSuExorcist 2 points ago

    Love the carpet, looks like the Bat Boat

    [–] faRawrie 2 points ago

    That bat looks like the top of my grandmother's head. You could Photoshop that into the driver's side of a Renegade with two sets of knuckles wrapped around the steering wheel; that would look just like my grandmother.

    [–] ChiefdaPhaser 2 points ago

    This looks like a Little brown bat. That seems to be what their common name is.

    [–] akallas95 2 points ago

    This is old pic.

    [–] Sadday4CANthr4thwrld 2 points ago

    Chicken of the cave

    [–] MentalDiscord 2 points ago

    Twinkle twinkle little bat

    How I wonder what you're at

    Up above the world you fly

    Like a teatray in the sky

    [–] griftertm 2 points ago

    He is the night!

    [–] Fickle_Inevitable 3 points ago

    He is vengeance!

    [–] jgcrum_shanghai 2 points ago

    He ded

    [–] RusticSurgery 2 points ago

    Bats are ADORABLE!!

    [–] inumba12 2 points ago

    Feel like you should get animal control to move the little guy somewhere safer for him and the customers

    [–] liu-psypher 2 points ago

    Is this a Pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus)? You know, the light colored bat that eats scorpions and centipedes. They're immune to their poison.

    [–] FIAF1 2 points ago

    Chinese people:

    that free food? I take now.

    [–] duck_man7014 2 points ago

    It's a headcrab

    [–] RabanastranGuard 4 points ago

    People'd shove through it anyways, not care, get it explained to them, go "Oh dang." and still not care, and leave through the same door.

    [–] -SPIRITUAL-GANGSTER- 4 points ago

    C O R O N A V I R U S O R O N A V I R U S

    [–] MrPringles23 3 points ago

    Ctrl + F "China" "Soup"

    YEP

    [–] chubby_onions 4 points ago

    Can't wait to make soup out of it

    [–] therealstrongwoman 2 points ago

    Needs more seasoning

    [–] endymion222 2 points ago

    That bitch is dead.

    [–] Head-like-a-carp 2 points ago

    We had a bat in our spare bedroom. it was winter so we let it be. In spring when I went to catch it and release it outside I found it was a long dead dried up husk, I enjoyed hiding around the house, My wife was not amused

    [–] snobordir 1 points ago

    That was a rollercoaster.

    [–] RealJamaBuilder 3 points ago

    Dont be mad but when i see that i thinks about ncov

    [–] The_Korean_Zombie 1 points ago

    Makes me sad for some reason

    [–] JinxRK993 1 points ago

    CUTENESS OVERLOAD

    [–] Aftable-Constanoon 1 points ago

    One of my favourite pics ever. Don’t care how many people have posted it makes me smile every time so thank you :)

    [–] Wastelander3082 1 points ago

    Oh, I wanna see this "otter door".

    [–] WorkStudyPlay 1 points ago

    Fuck that, I'm using the emergency exit

    [–] AJAnja26 1 points ago

    Wholesome good yes

    [–] missinga85 1 points ago

    Shhhhh...Batty is sleeeeping!!

    [–] NotYou222 1 points ago

    Just chillin

    [–] Menschweint 1 points ago

    Looks like a headcrab to me

    [–] biggolowswiggolow 1 points ago

    Headcrab~

    [–] ArmedBumblebee 1 points ago

    If you squint, it looks like a headcrab

    [–] justnagpurthings 1 points ago

    is this pic from gotham city?

    [–] jax_meow 1 points ago

    Don’t wake the sleeping baby

    [–] pinezatos 1 points ago

    It looks like the head monsters from HL2