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Other names: Fangalobolo
Country reported: Madagascar

The fangalabolo (Malagasy: "that which seizes the hair"[1]) is a cryptid bat reported from Madagascar. It is a giant bat, larger than the Madagascan flying fox (Pteropus rufus), which dives at humans and tears out their hair.[1][2]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Huevelmans, Bernard (1955) On the Track of Unknown Animals