29 Oct '14, 2pm

Bats are often misunderstood creatures, which is why we busted these common bat myths: #BatWeek

There really are vampire bats. But they live only in tropical regions of Central and South America. Although they do feed on blood, it is usually animal blood. The bat drinks by making a quick slice with its sharp teeth and lapping up a spoonful or two. They do not latch on and suck blood, and they certainly don't turn animals—or people—into vampires! Vampire bats actually have helped people. Vampire bat saliva contains chemicals - called anticoagulants - that keep blood from clotting. From their research on vampire bats, scientists have developed a medicine to help heart patients. Guess what they called that drug? Draculin!

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/Kids/Ranger-Rick/Animals/Mammals/Bat-M...

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