There’s this popular phrase “‘Pag pumuti na ang uwak!” that Pinoys love to say. Because the uwak (crow) is always black, the idiomatic expression means that it will never happen. But netizens are alluding to the idiomatic expression after photos of an albino bat surfaced on social media.
Didi Gigi Senajonon DS shares some photos of the albino bat they spotted in San Remegio, in the Island Garden City of Samal located in southern Philippines.
These photos got a lot of netizens joking that we’re nearing the end of days because bats are becoming white. Soon, the uwak will follow suit! LOL.
But the photos also got netizens admiring this beautiful creature. Because bats are mostly black or dark brown, netizens were truly as amazed as Senajonon to see this albino bat. This is truly a rare specimen and something that we might never see again in our lifetime.
Some netizens joked that this is a ‘day walker’ bat, an allusion to vampire lore about day walkers or vampires who can walk or be out in the sun during daytime. Others joked that this could be the cure for COVID, another allusion to the theory put forth by scientists that the virus came from bats in China.
Others also joked that the bat became white due to the extended quarantine period. LOL. Of course, bats are always in ‘quarantine’ so that’s not really the case. This really is a genuine albino bat. What do you think of this creature? It’s so beautiful, right?