Monfort Bat Sanctuary, Samal Island

Saturday, March 2, 2013




"Enter freely and of your own free will!"

― Bram Stoker, Dracula


I was freaked out overwhelmed.  It wasn’t exactly a sweet and fragrant visit but it was definitely memorable and I was extremely amazed. Can you tell? Never have I seen anything by this number in my entire life. Thousands, no, maybe millions of fruit bats screeching, hanging, sleeping. Wow. This guys aren’t Guinness World Record holders for nothing. They must look eerily beautiful when flying out of their bat caves. So note to self: make sure to be at the Vanishing Island next time to watch this whole river of fruit bats emerge from their hellholes. That would be one epic gothic moment.




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