Feeling drained? According to a new study, a vampire bat species that typically feeds on native birds has turned to sucking the blood of humans at night, likely due to human encroachment.
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Video: BBC One's Spy in the Wild series embeds animatronic spy animals out in nature with their real life animal counterparts to see what life is really like in the wild. The robot creatures can look a little bit creepy with their eyeball cameras, but the animals often embrace them as one of their own. Sometimes the relationship can turn emotional, like when these Langur monkeys grieved for a robotic spy monkey that fell to the ground and "died".
Cypress Hill loves badarse animals, big puffs of steam and snowscapes. I know this for a fact because for the last few months, I've been following the group's Instagram as well as National Geographic's. It was only a couple of days after following the Cypress Hill account that I noticed the group was basically liking and commenting on everything National Geographic posted.
Video: Yeah, sure, replacing the noises that animals make with human screams is totally silly but, man, some of the edits of these scenes are really freaking good. Matt Amys took footage from Planet Earth II and then swapped out the audio with screams that are damn near perfect for each situation. Life is way funnier when animals sound like humans.
Video: Hot damn. A snorkeler in Hawaii stumbled on this underwater scrap between an octopus and a terrifying moray eel and it looks like it's going to be a tangled fight to death. The moray eel seems to have the clear advantage because, well, it's a big arse bully with the octopus in its jaws. But after a few whips around, the octopus grapples the eel with its tentacles and unleashes an ink bomb in time to confuse it and escape. Phew.
On Saturday, the Netherlands annihilated 190,000 ducks in response to an avian flu outbreak, an epidemic that's broken out throughout much of Northern Europe. Since mid-November, the particularly pathogenic H5N8 strain of the virus has found its way to Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and now the Netherlands as well.