BREAKING NEWS! Vampire bats are way smarter than humans!
For almost a year it’s all over the news that people should steer clear of each other, yet still in any space with more than two people you can have someone desperately breathing down your neck. And you are lucky if this someone wears a mask on the face, not on the forearm.
Well, vampire bats appear to be smarter asses in terms of keeping themselves safe unlike the guy in the queue right behind. Smarter than that dumbbell who ate poor little creature raw and may even be alive!
God knows why, but some nerds study the behavior of healthy and sick vampires in the middle of nowhere in Central America. Only female vampires were involved in the research. Maybe the science guys had some point to prove, maybe male bats were not so attractive, anyway, it is what it is.
We are stoked to know that there are some people eager to interact with any bat, leave alone bloodsuckers as if it wasn’t enough fun with bats in the Chinese market. So those guys caught 31 female bats and contaminated them with a disease as some kind of revenge for what they did to our lives with this covid-19 thing.
Now both bats and scientists are sitting on top of some hollow tree in Belize observing each other. Bats who feel sick try to stay away not only from the scientists but from fellow bats as well. Scientists, on the other hand, try to keep closer to each other as sick female bats are not the neighbors you dream of sitting on the treetop.
The results of this tremendous research are published in Behavioural Ecology but don’t go there because the description is boring to the limit when it makes you physically and mentally nauseous. Stay away from vampire bats, from crazy people with no understanding of social distancing, and from long articles in scientific magazines.