Vampire Bats: The Stealth Hematophagous Mammals

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Vampire bats
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- Vampire bats are the only mammals that can fly and feed exclusively on blood. But, just in case you're concerned about death-by-vampire bat this Halloween, rest assured, they can't eat enough to kill even their prefered prey, horses and cattle. And, unless you live in Central or South America it is unlikely you'll stumble upon a vampire bat this Halloween. 

But there's plenty of interesting things to know about vampire bats. Check out our infographic to find out. 

Happy Halloween from Inside Science.

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Abigail Malate is a graphic designer at the American Institute of Physics, which produces the editorially independent news service Inside Science.