Here’s A Faintly Terrifying Photo Of A Toad Trying To Swallow A Bat

Is it a toad? Is it a bat? Oh, it’s both.

1. Amazingly, the bat survived this encounter.

The toad finally gave up and spat it out. While Olaya at first thought the bat was dead, he said it slowly recovered and was able to fly away.

2. It’s a rare sighting, but not the first. A toad was also seen eating a bat in Brazil in 2003.

There’s even a scientific paper detailing exactly what happened (but it’s in Portuguese).

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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