Vampire bat facts

October 30, 2012

Now those bats sound scary . . . and they do exist, but only in Latin America. Vampire bats are the only mammals that live entirely on blood — usually that of horses or cattle. They seldom bite humans, but they might if their usual food sources are not available.

The danger that vampire bats present is not that they will drink all of an animal’s blood but that they might pass on a disease.

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