GHFF in the wild - etech

This juvenile grey headed flying fox misjudged a belly dip (where it would skim the river surface and pick up water by soaking its stomach fur) and turned it into a face plant.

It must have been a bit stressful for him but within seconds of hitting the water, he tried a couple of flaps (I assume trying to take off, which was never going to work) and then gave up and butterflied/dog paddled his way to the bank, about 20m away, without any trouble at all.

A suprisingly good swimmer in fact......

No doubt he was very cool, well rehydrated and a little shaken after his accident.