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What Is This Thing?!?!?

Updated on February 23, 2009
WTF!
WTF!

I Need Help

I came across a picture of this creature quite awhile ago on the Internet.  Ever since, I have used it as a profile picture on many of my accounts online.  On most of those sites I have posted an open question as to the identity of the species of this weird little animal.  None have answered to my satisfaction.  All answers were just guesses...I want a definite answer and proof of identity. 

This, my friends, is what brings me to write this hub.  I am hoping someone out there that reads this knows for sure what this thing is.  If you do not know then pass this hub along to someone that you think might.  I would surely appreciate it.

Possibilities

Here is what I heard or thought it was:

  • Bat: maybe, but I don't see wings.
  • Monkey: maybe, but what kind of freakin' monkey is that?!?!
  • Rat: no...rats don't have fingers.

 

Sumatran Rat-Monkey?

Another possibility is that it is the fabled Sumatran Rat-Monkey, the dastardly beast from the movie Dead Alive (aka Braindead)! This cursed beast, according to legend, is a hybrid resulting from the vicious rape of tree monkeys by brutal plague rats.

Anyone who comes across a Sumatran Rat-Monkey would do best to steer clear. It's bite is so deadly that immediate amputation of the effected limb is the only thing that can save the victim from a gruesome death....and un-death!

Strong resemblence but I don't think that is it either.

So...is there anyone out there that can help me find a solid answer to this mystery?

Update

The mystery has been solved by one of the commenters.  The weird little thing is an Aye-Aye.  I guess the search for the Sumatran Rat-Monkey will continue. 

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    • KMattox profile image

      KMattox 

      7 years ago from USA

      I looked it up on Google images. It is a baby bat. When bats are just born many species have little hair and their wings are underdeveloped. In the picture the wings are obscured by the person's hand and all you see is the bat's fingers so it looks like it could be anything.

      Check out these images: The first one is your picture the other's are similar pictures of other baby bats. :)

      http://vedahille.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/produ...

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Jmv4oU5K4LM/SjktIyPALdI/...

      http://utterlycute.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/...

      http://www.goldcoast.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/e...

      http://www.wildlife.org.au/news/2006/image/flyingf...

      I voted up and interesting.

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      def 

      7 years ago

      screw you Andrewwiener you a retarded skeptic with no life all you do is go on different web sites and insult people.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      7 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      At least I know how to capitalize. I feel sorry for National Geographic.

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      Andrewwiener 

      7 years ago

      im researcher for national geographic and i believe you are all the stupidest people ive ever heard in my life.

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      Lianimal 

      8 years ago

      It's a baby Aye Aye. It's a type of Lemur found in Madagascar. The natives kill them on sight because they are believed to be demons.

      http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/mammals/aye-...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye

      http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/ayeaye.htm

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I think it's cute too. It's one of those cases were the thing is so ugly it's cute. Kind of like E.T.

    • GeneriqueMedia profile image

      GeneriqueMedia 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Sadly, I think its cute. But I'm not the most normal person to grace this green earth.

      G|M

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      Adam B 

      9 years ago

      Here is what happened. A female chihuahua was miding her own business blowing some steam off out on the town when a diabolical rat and his bat buddy decided to drop a roofie in her drink. They took her home and gang banged her and left her in an ally where a down on his luck spider monky was feeling down. He stumbled across this chihuahua and felt a little frisky. Soon he was kneee deep in chihuahua poon and droped his load in her.

      The toxic batch of rat, bat and monkey semen formed a super mutant sperm and fertilized the strong pedegree egg of the chihuahua.

      9 months later (or however long it takes to give birth for a dog) this bastard-shit ulgy create was born.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Awesome Cris! lol

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Sign language!

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      That looks good! At least it's a name you can say. Anyhow, how do you call somebody who has a symbol for a name? :D

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      the-one-who-was-called-aye mebbe?

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      LOL nay is good! better than a symbol i suppose - symbols are no good, ask Prince! :D

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      Mebbe you can call it a Nay :D I can see you guys are having a blast as usuall!!

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      thanks but please stop spanking the one-eyed aye, for if it loses the other eye, what shall it be called then? nobody wants to be nameless, not even an aye-aye with one eye!

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Good one Cris.

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      Ha! you got a solid point there Cris.

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      should a one-eyed aye-aye be called an aye?

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      abuser. I hope you ice it down after you bruise it.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      The aye-aye pic on this hub is taken from the net. My aye-aye is missing an eye. I still spank away on that one-eyed aye-aye!

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      toady

      or try not looking at it! It works both ways you know LOL

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      I just wish your aye-aye would quit looking at me.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      An aye-aye is a type of monkey I guess. My aye-aye is a bad boy and needs a good spanking every now and then.

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Whoa! you da man!

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      Speed is okay to start with, but then you need to keep it going and that takes many trips to the restroom.

      LSD would be mission impossible better just to stay in the car the whole shift and drive home when it starts to wear off.

      I thought it was an Aye-Aye...

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I'm spanking my monkey as I type. It's hard to spank my monkey one handed.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Speed would be quite productive at work. Not so sure about LSD though.

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      man, just stroke your little pet and relax.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Everyone is on the cusp of flagging away on me! Hey you flaggers! Get the flag outta here and go flag yourself!!!

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      they should understand sometimes you need to be high or drunk for some jobs

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I hate it when work gets in the way of my drugs and booze!

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      LOL I was about to flag this hub when i read about the pics being that of something not allowed in here, but good thing I realized it was toady who made the comment so i just went away in disgust! HUI again! :D

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      Well I thought maybe the vampires got to you and did something, I don't know. I would like to be both, I gotta wait another two hours to get off work.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Wow GT! Are you high, drunk or both?

    • goldentoad profile image

      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      Until I read the comments, I was going to say it was a photo of your sex organ, guess I was a little off but thankfully I don't have to flag you.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      An elaborate and imaginative ruse Seachangeqld. Well done!

    • seachangeqld profile image

      seachangeqld 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I am quite sure it is a Hufenaby Idealactus. these are very illusive monkey like bats from deepest New Guinea. They are commonly referred to as Huffies. They are very rare and until quite recently, it was thought they may be extinct. They have several unusual charactaristics for bats and their wings are only small and poorly developed. They fly more like a sugar glider. This picture is of a very young one, the older ones have a full head of hair, a bit like Elvis. They are easily tamed if caught early in life, and unlike normal bats, are not nocturnal. They are related to Flying Foxes from Australia. They suckle from their mothers for about 12 months, then mainly eat nectar and fruit.

      Nah...just kidding.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      LOL Cris A! It looks like Nosferatu got stuck shifting from bat back to human form.

      MellasViews: I need to check that show out. This thing really should be on it.

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      MellasViews 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Id guess an anorexic furby. lol. That's one wicked looking creature. I hope to see this one on nick bakers weird creatures... he does good shows on the science channel - or travel channel. This is def one weird creature!

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      Benji Mester 

      9 years ago from San Diego, California

      Spider Monkey!

    • Cris A profile image

      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      It's Nosferatu the Vampire trying to fool his captor into believing he's an Aye Aye! :D

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I know KT. It does looked scared. I feel sorry for it.

      Suzanne: It's an Aye-Aye. CW figured it out.

    • justmesuzanne profile image

      justmesuzanne 

      9 years ago from Texas

      I think it is a baby lemur.

    • KT pdx profile image

      KT pdx 

      9 years ago from Vancouver, WA, USA

      Poor little one looks scared to death! It looks like it's still a baby.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      No worries CW. Your always welcome to comment on my hubs no matter how out of date the comment is. ;-)

    • countrywomen profile image

      countrywomen 

      9 years ago from Washington, USA

      So dumb of me. I didn't go through the comments where the answer was already mentioned. CR sure is a genius to figure it out in record time.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      CR got it Countrywomen.  It's an Aye-Aye.

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      countrywomen 

      9 years ago from Washington, USA

      It looks like a bat to me. But you could be right it could even be Sumatran Rat Monkey and it surely isn't pretty ;)

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Check the timing, Imadork. 4 minutes. Some kind of a record. Anyway, you're welcome, but you got me curious too. I hadda know!

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Holy shit CR!!! I step away from the computer for 30 minutes and my problem is solved. You win my undying graditude. Thank you!

    • KCC Big Country profile image

      KRC 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Aye-Aye....I do believe CR is correct! Wow! Take a bow! I got the nocturnal part right.

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      It's an Aye-Aye, a primate once thought to be a rodent. What do I win!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Yeah CR, if it is deformed the identity may remain a mystery. Unless some wildlife expert views this hub.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      The ears seem too big for a lemur.

    • KCC Big Country profile image

      KRC 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      I think it's a half-breed.  Part Lemur/Part Bat........call it a Bemur......LOL

      Looking at the baby lemurs I found online it's close, but still seems different....like Christoph Reilly said....something looks different in the ears.

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Ears are too big for a baby Lemur. (Unless we're talking about some deformed critter, we may never find the answer.)

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      St.James 

      9 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

      Slight guess, kinda looks like some of the images found on yahoo images.

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Damn! That is a weird thing. Now you've got me hooked. I shall not rest until I find the answer!

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      A baby lemur is a very good idea. Do you know this or is it a guess? It looks like it could be a bald baby lemur.

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      St.James 

      9 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

      Baby Lemur

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      LOL KCC. The eyes are quite big!

    • KCC Big Country profile image

      KRC 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Definitely looks nocturnal......either that or they're squeezing him too tightly....LMAO

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Gremlin! Good one! It does look like one. I think it looks like the SRM more though.

    • KCC Big Country profile image

      KRC 

      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Most likely a bat from the looks of it's feet. Perhaps the wings are tucked behind in the person's palm.

      My silly guess...Gremlins.....no water after midnight!

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      It does look rodent-like but I must go back to my school memory bank. I see that this creature seems to have four fingers and a thumb. Not sure, but I believe primates are the only animals that have that trait. Correct me if I am wrong.

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      LondonGirl 

      9 years ago from London

      looks rodent-like to me.

    • imadork profile imageAUTHOR

      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Writer Rider: It looks real to me.  LOL @ Vick dogs!

      LOL Joe and Percy!

      You guys sure aren't any help! ;-)

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      Percy Dee 

      9 years ago

      Yoda, as an infant.

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      Writer Rider 

      9 years ago

      It's one of Michael Vick's dogs.

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      Joseph Addams 

      9 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      it's the other white meat!

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      Writer Rider 

      9 years ago

      It's CGI? Or a puppet a least.

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      Shay Govara 

      9 years ago from On the run

      my god...that is one ugly....what is it?

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