What is this creature?

sophiaw00

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Apr 27, 2015
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Found this thing in the chicken run today. It was injured and couldn't fly. I have no idea what it was. It had wings like a moth, legs like a fly, a face like a mouse and fur on its head and back. It was the weirdest thing. I was very curious so I got my phone and took some pictures and a video. In the video, I was trying to help it and get it to fly away because at first I thought it was a hummingbird. April, one of my salmon faverolles, saw it flapping its wings and grabbed it before I could even think twice, so the poor little guy ended up as chicken dinner.

I have no clue what this thing is...it kind of looked like some sort of bat because of the fur?
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Not sure where to put this post but wanted to figure out if anybody knew what this was.
 
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csaylorchickens

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Mar 8, 2015
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Haha that chick was quick!

Looked like a large moth to me, the butt looked like one for sure. I have seen one similar and it was as big as my hand, no freaking joke! My cat got to it and ate it lol gross
 

sophiaw00

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Apr 27, 2015
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Yeah, she ran around with the poor thing flapping it's wings in her mouth for a good five minutes before finding a spot where the others couldn't find her. She then pecked it to death, split it in half, and only ate half of it. I gave the other half to another chick.
 

sophiaw00

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Apr 27, 2015
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Yeah I thought that was the best part too. When I showed my brother he was totally surprised. He did not expect that a chicken would come and steal it lol. I'm glad I was video taping!
 

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