11 Photos of bats that prove they are the cutest things ever

11 Photos of bats that prove they are the cutest things ever

Historically speaking, bats have had to endure something of a PR disaster. Bruce Wayne must take a portion of the blame for the lowly public approval rating of bats, his irrational fear turning a generation against the creatures, one cinema audience at a time.

There has always been the presumption of something ethereal, something other worldly about bats, thriving as they do in the dark and hanging - as they must - upside down. However, if you pause to look a little more closely, you'll realise that bats - yes, terrifying bats - are, in reality, some of the cutest things to ever exist. Not buying it? Have a look at these little beauties, then get back to me.

1. Snug as a bat in a cloth 

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2. This little fella, who's just relaxing 

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3. Tiny newborn bats, smaller than a finger

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4. Bat + watermelon = love 

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5. I'm ready for my close up!

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6. I'm SO ready for my close up!

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7. The most comfortable bat of all time

8. Just enjoying some milk 

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9. Full body scrub, please 

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10. Bat ft. blankets and pacifier

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11. This bat, who is all of us

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Can we all agree that bats are, in actual fact, utterly adorable? Good. Tell the world; bats are cute, not creepy.