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Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby Ron Fulcher » Aug 14, 2010 1:42 pm

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Re: Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby Tlaloc » Aug 14, 2010 7:38 pm

The bat in that article doesn't look like a vampire to me. Here is an article with an image of a vampire:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... e-bat.html
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Re: Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby Squirrel Girl » Aug 14, 2010 7:44 pm

Tlaloc wrote:The bat in that article doesn't look like a vampire to me. Here is an article with an image of a vampire:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... e-bat.html

I didn't think it looked like a vampire bat, either! Maybe a horseshoe nosed bat?

I guess they figure a bat's a bat???? Any picture will do.
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Re: Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby paul » Aug 15, 2010 12:14 pm

Well, the "alt" text for the image on the BBC site says "Vampire bat captured in Brazil, 2005 ". :shrug:
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Re: Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby self-deleted_user » Aug 15, 2010 5:07 pm

It still wouldn't be the first time an image was messed up. I can't remember if it was the BBC or not (I think it was, as it's usually the only online news source I read), but an article about Obama I read online had a picture labeled and alt text'd as him, but it was clearly /not/ him. If they can get that wrong, seems easy enough to label a bat wrong.
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Re: Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby cavergirl » Aug 17, 2010 12:19 pm

there are several species of vampire bats. this one seems to have some white on the wings. possibly a White-Winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus youngi)?
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Rabid Vampire Bats attack 500 Peruvians

Postby Ernie Coffman » Sep 23, 2010 9:49 am

Here's a follow-up on this article, except this time it has killed five children. :yikes:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39320670/ns ... ?GT1=43001
Not a good time to have articles, like this, in the news what with WNS here in our country. :bat sticker:
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