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Vampire bats!

Bite from an unknown animalAhh, the joys of living overseas and in the tropics. It turns out that one of our teachers had to start a series of rabies shots this week, as she’s been woken up with bites on her foot. She suspects that they are vampire bats, as she has a window that is permanently stuck open (and has encountered furry flying creatures inside her home before).

I’m not sure if she wanted to confirm her diagnosis, but she sent out an all staff email, which she’s given me permission to reproduce.

Dear JIS Family,
Over the last 5 or 6 months I have been bitten at least three times, by an animal (small) that I did not see or feel.
Can anyone identify it?
Has anyone else had or seen a bite like this?
Does anyone know someone who would know?
Any help in solving this mystery would be appreciated.

Do you have any idea what it is?

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One Comment

  1. Vampire bats only live in the Americas – perhaps it’s the lesser false vampire bat?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_False_Vampire_Bat

    1. Erica on October 11th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

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