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Hammerhead bat the real Jersey Devil?

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This breed of bat (Hammerhead) might have been mistaken as the Jersey Devil.

It is classified as a megabat and is native to Africa.it might be possible that this bat was brought to NJ on a boat and escaped, primitive man may have seen him and the Jersey Devil sightings were sparked in 1909.....

your thoughts?

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From a quick search, they are about 8 to 12 inches long. Since the Jersey Devil is most often described as running around on its cloven hooves and being a lot taller than that, I don't think it really fits. The crane or stork ideas makes more sense imo.

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True and I agree with what you said going on the size factor. But just going on looks I can see how if people saw this bat they could confuse it with some of the depictions of JD.

From a quick search, they are about 8 to 12 inches long. Since the Jersey Devil is most often described as running around on its cloven hooves and being a lot taller than that, I don't think it really fits. The crane or stork ideas makes more sense imo.

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I'd have named it moosehead bat.

Cool bat. Bats have such incredibly bizarre faces, they are fascinating to me.

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I'd have named it moosehead bat.

Cool bat. Bats have such incredibly bizarre faces, they are fascinating to me.

Like this guy!

*snip*

I used this pic as my Avatar on facebook, eventually my family and friends threatened to disown me if I didn't change to something less... Ugly. I think it looks rather cute myself.

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Bats are cute... mmmkay...

If that first hammerhead bat is big enough and the behavior matches, then you may have solved the case. ;)

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That is one butt ugly bat.

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Ender, do you know what species of bat that one is?

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Ender, do you know what species of bat that one is?

Tubenosed fruit bat..

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Tubenosed fruit bat..

It should have been named, Tubenose Smileyface Photogenicus Bat. He's cute!

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