Food Fight! Bat and Possum Have 'Standoff' Over Feed Bucket

A backyard in Rochedale South, Queensland, became the setting for a “standoff” between a bat and a possum vying for food.

The footage was posted online by Queensland-based Denise Wade, who has been caring for injured baby bats for more than a decade.

Wade recorded the animals as they sized each other up over the feed bucket.

“Bit of a Mexican standoff here,” Wade laughs in the video. “We have on one side of the ring, a brushtail possum, and on the other side, we have a grey-headed flying fox.”

As the footage shows, eventually some screeching from the bat scares its rival away.

Wade regularly shares updates on the animals to her Batzilla the Bat YouTube and Facebook pages. Credit: Batzilla the Bat via Storyful

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