Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Greatest Headline Evar?

Great tits found hunting bats

There has to be a Britney Spears punchline there some where. Actually, despite the ambiguity of the headline to American readers, the story is very interesting:
The researchers staked out the cave and spent 22 days observing over two winters. On hearing the bat calls the birds flew slowly along the roof of the cliff where the animals nestled. The birds were recorded killing bats 16 times.
So now we know that to protect yourself from vampires, all you need is a bunch of great tits.

1 comment:

MrWayne said...

This seems counter intuitive given Bram Stoker's account.