'How Did This Happen to Me?' Woman Discovers Bat Hanging From Her Crotch

A woman has chronicled the moment she found a live bat hanging from the crotch of her jeans.

Footage of the startling discovery was uploaded to TikTok by a woman posting under the username tkazig—where it has been met with a mix of horror and amusement.

The clip of the up-close animal encounter has been watched more than 4 million times since it was uploaded on September 5.

The video, which is captioned "stay outta nature" and can be seen here, begins with the woman speaking to camera and asking: "How did this happen to me."

The camera then pans down towards her crotch, where a small bat can be seen dozing between her legs.

"It's a goddamn bat," she confirms, adding: "Stay outta nature."

Responding to one TikTok commenter who asked how the bat came to be in her crotch, tkazig wrote: "All I know is that I took a step, heard a squeak, looked down and..."

Later in the comments section, she explained what happened after the filming stopped.

The woman wrote: "My husband grabbed him [the bat], he died from cat-related injuries, [the cat] tested negative for rabies. RIP Vlad."

Most of the 8,000-plus comments left on her video were bat jokes, however. Perry Cornwell was one of several TikTokers to write, somewhat predictably, "To the bat cave!" in a nod to Batman.

Heather Hoobler was a little more imaginative, posting: "Ozzy Osborne out here making house calls"—in reference to the infamous incident when the former Black Sabbath frontman bit the head off a bat (that he thought was rubber) on stage.

Georgiy Tushkov said: "Y'all women going too damn far with these Halloween decorations but I love your commitment to the season."

Another commenter, Falkor, adopted the persona of the bat itself, asking: "Hi, yes, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior Count Dracula?"

Call Me Star wrote, "I don't remember this from Jumanji," while LASTAthome joked, "that the new variant? Thanks a lot."

Newsweek has contacted tkazig for comment on the clip.

Bats continue to prove an endless source of fascination and revulsion for animal lovers on social media. Earlier this month, a video showing hundreds of bats swarming out of the walls of a seemingly ordinary office went viral on TikTok.

In August, a bat no bigger than a human thumb made headlines after flying an estimated 1,200 miles from London to Russia—only to end up being killed by a cat.

A bat hanging from a wall.
Stock photo of Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) showing its teeth. A woman has filmed her unfortunate encounter with a similar-looking bat. Mark Kostich/Getty