Friday, August 13, 2010

Horror of the Day: Rabid Vampire Bats

From the Daily Telegraph:
Vampire bats infected with rabies have bitten more than 500 people in Peru, leading to the deaths of four children and prompting the country's health ministry to dispatch an emergency team of bat hunters into the Amazon. . . .

Vampire bats usually feed on the blood of livestock and other animals, attacking them at night while they sleep. But some have recently started preying on humans, after their woodland habitat began to shrink because of deforestation.

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