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10 Blood-Sucking Beasties

 - Oct 3, 2008
There is a lot more to Vampires than just Count Dracula--or, if you're a fan of the cartoon, Count Duckula. A vampire is a mythological creature who feeds on the blood of the living.

Keep your garlic at the ready: Here are some deadly real-life vampire animals to make you shudder. They include the vampire monkey, a Chinese species that lives solely on other animals' blood; the vampire bat; the vampire moth, which can pierce through human skin to get its fill of blood; and the mosquito.

You'll also see the vampire squid, which is surely the stuff of SpongeBob's nightmares; the red-billed oxpecker, which feasts on fresh rhino wounds; and the vampire shark.