Bloodsuckers


National Geographic has a whole page of miscellaneous videos featuring bats having dinner. I like bats, but perversely preferred this one of assassin bugs turning the tables on them.

Comments

  1. Hank Fox says

    Political metaphor:

    The bats are a bloodsucking John McCain. Assassin bugs are Sarah Palin.

  2. boygenius says

    PZ, I love you. Really, I do. And I love bats. And squids and such. But could you please, PLEASE stop posting vids that are narrated by this cheesy Casey Kasem guy?

  3. Gingerbaker says

    Gross! You’ve gone one bat too far, PZ. :)

    Assassin bugs are the vilest most disgusting insects in the entire section of the spiral galaxy.
    Yeeccchhhh!

  4. NewEnglandBob says

    “…like a gasoline tanker truck filing with fuel…”

    Funny metaphor, but I have never seen a gasoline tanker truck pull up to a sleeping anything and then puncturing to get fuel.

  5. sjburnt says

    boygenius, thanks, I was afraid it was only me.

    I can handle the squids, assassin bugs, vampires, and what-have-you, but Mr. Kasem just makes me squirm.

    Other than that, thanks PZ, for all your efforts and giving people a place to voice their opinions.

  6. recovering catholic says

    You are indeed perverse, PZ, to take pleasure in those assassin bugs stalking that cute little baby vampire bat…

  7. Kelly says

    Neat video, but in situations like this, I can’t help myself: my sympathies are with the mammal. The cute, baby, fuzzy mammal.

  8. Slugsie says

    @#5
    Assassin bugs are the vilest most disgusting insects in the entire section of the spiral galaxy.

    Except maybe Donohue and Robertson etc.