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bijou
08-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Vampire bats infected with rabies have attacked more than 500 people in Peru - sparking an outbreak of the disease that has apparently killed four children.

The flying mammals, which bite then lick the blood of their victims, swooped on villagers in the northeastern Urakusa region, where the Aguajun tribe lives. ...

Read more here (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Vampire-Bats-Peru-Rabies-Kills-Four-Children-In-Peruvian-Amazon-Jungle-After-Bat-Attacks/Article/201008215682867?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_4&lid=ARTICLE_15682867_Vampire_Bats%2C_Peru%3A_Rabie s_Kills_Four_Children_In_Peruvian_Amazon_Jungle_Af ter_Bat_Attacks)

Gingersnap
08-13-2010, 06:19 PM
And because of global warming............wait a minute - it's because of cold temps.

The entire article is laughable. They first lay the blame on the destruction of the rainforest but the rainforest is being destroyed for cattle production and vampire bats love cattle above all prey. They then blame the weather.

How about if 100 years ago even more people would have been bitten and gotten rabies and they all died and nobody outside of a 100 miles radius ever knew about it? And it didn't panic anybody but those involved?

bijou
08-13-2010, 06:27 PM
And because of global warming............wait a minute - it's because of cold temps.

The entire article is laughable. They first lay the blame on the destruction of the rainforest but the rainforest is being destroyed for cattle production and vampire bats love cattle above all prey. They then blame the weather.

How about if 100 years ago even more people would have been bitten and gotten rabies and they all died and nobody outside of a 100 miles radius ever knew about it? And it didn't panic anybody but those involved?

Yes but aside from all that WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! (Apart from those of us who will be immortal and on the hunt for blood ourselves.) :D

Gingersnap
08-13-2010, 06:37 PM
Yes but aside from all that WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! (Apart from those of us who will be immortal and on the hunt for blood ourselves.) :D

I'm wearing a cross and I fully believe in the efficacious use of Holy water - just so you know. :cool: