Thought you all could use a good vampire story sans Jean-Claude, Lestat or whoever else is the hottest bloodsucker of the moment. According to this online TIME magazine article, the town of Nicaragua seems to be plagued by vampire bats. One couple woke up in the middle of the night, mysteriously covered in blood.
After examining the two, Flores discovered both had been bitten on their toes; the clean incisions and the profuse bleeding were telltale signs of a vampire bat attack. The vampire’s bite is quick and razor sharp, so the sleeping victim doesn’t feel the incision; and the animal’s saliva contains a strong anticoagulating agent that leaves the victim bleeding for hours after the bite.
That doesn’t sound too sexy, does it? This sounds quite horrifying, actually. Excuse me while I cringe for just a moment. According to the vampire bat experts, vampire bats are a rare breed and are only found in ” Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.” I’ve never cared for bats and this is as good as reason as any.