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Giant Bat Found In Peru

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#31    Cora Calliope

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:39 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 10 October 2012 - 06:00 AM, said:

I think flying foxes are adorable.  I hate to see it dead but I understand a lot of cultures eat bats.  I hope they eat that one, I hope they didn't kill it just to fake a picture... And it is fake... It's all a matter of perspective.

Yes, I think that flying foxes are adorable, too. If, however, I saw one as big as in this bogus picture, I'd freak out.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:39 AM

View PostCora Calliope, on 13 October 2012 - 06:39 AM, said:

Yes, I think that flying foxes are adorable, too. If, however, I saw one as big as in this bogus picture, I'd freak out.

Yes, it's still pretty big isn't it?  Lol

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:37 AM

It's a hoax. A Flying Fox enlarged and photo-shopped onto a picture of a an encampment. There is nothing holding the 'bat' to the crossbar (the duct tape is clearly holding the crossbar to the uprights). Also, note that no one is paying the slightest attention to the 'bat'.....because it is not really there.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:13 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 04 October 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

I'm inherently leery about photos of people standing behind supposedy "huge" animals, it's our old friend "forced perspective" at work.
Yep that's it!

For anyone who's not convinced: Check out the vertical bit of wood it's attached to on the right side, you can see in the far bottom right side of the photo that the wood is actually in the foreground ;)

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