If you ever feared bats as blood-sucking night lurkers, then strap on your seatbelt and prepare for these photos of adorable bats who just want to change your mind. Don't get it twisted, bats are bada**, but these cute bat pictures show off a softer side to these incredible mammals. As far as the whole blood-sucker stereotype goes, rest assured that out of the 1,100 species of bats in the world, only three species of “vampire bats” actually have any desire to live off the blood of other animals and none of them live in the United States. In fact most bats prefer a good fruit or nectar to going all Dracula on you any day.
And when they're young baby animals, bats just want to cuddle and play like any other kitten or hamster. Many of the sky babies in the cute bat pictures below also love a good chow on insects, eating up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour. Forget the bug spray, just get yourself a little sky pup like one of these guys!