"The straw-colored fruit bat is a large bat, megachiroptera, about 5 to 8 inches (130 to 210 mm) in length. The neck and back are yellow-brown (hence, the name of straw-color), but the underside fur is a darker brown color. The wings are long and narrow, with a span of as much as 30 inches, allowing the bats to fly long distances. The bat has a long snout like a dog, and large eyes. The straw-colored fruit bat weighs 8 - 12 ounces. These bats can pollinate flowers and dispense seeds through the forests.