"The Curious, Bloody Lives of Vampire Bats"
While perusing some old issues of Natural History
magazine, I came across a great article on vampire bats. The article has also been archived online, so I can share it with you.
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Bill Schutt wrote:
Every day, I and my undergraduate assistant Kim Brockmann fed a Snapple bottle full of cow’s blood to our captive vampire bats... It was on one of the first of those special feeding days that I noticed two of the white-winged vampires doing something incredible. They crawled across the floor of their feeding enclosure like a pair of spiders, and then one of the bats made a bold approach to a rather large hen...
to discover how a species of vampire bat learned to mimic chicks in order to feast on hen's blood, and other fascinating facts about vampire bats.