Pharyngula

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. #1 KKBundy
    February 27, 2010

    Assassin bug vs bat? Now that’s entertainment! Next up: grasshopper vs rhino.

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  2. #2 Hank Fox
    February 27, 2010

    Political metaphor:

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

  3. #3 boygenius
    February 27, 2010

    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?

  4. #4 Moggie
    February 27, 2010

    I now always hit ‘mute’ before watching Nat Geo videos.

  5. #5 Gingerbaker
    February 27, 2010

    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!

  6. #6 NewEnglandBob
    February 27, 2010

    “…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.

  7. #7 sjburnt
    February 27, 2010

    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.

  8. #8 recovering catholic
    February 27, 2010

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

  9. #9 Steve Reilly
    February 27, 2010

    So does it kill it?? It ended just as it was getting good.

  10. #10 aeroslin
    February 27, 2010

    The death of a thousand cuts.

  11. #11 Kelly
    February 28, 2010

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

  12. #12 Slugsie
    March 4, 2010

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

    Except maybe Donohue and Robertson etc.