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Meet the planet's 'vampire' bugs

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From our comfortable spot near the top of the food chain, it is easy to forget that we are still prey for numerous animals.

But now, thanks to the wonders of modern micro-photography, it is possible to get up close and personal with the 'vampires' of the animal kingdom and, if you can hold your nerve, take a peek at some of the creepy teeth and feeding equipment of the small insects, ticks and mites that want nothing more than to suck our blood.

From asian tiger mosquitos, that carry the West Nile virus and the Dengue fever virus, to the huge-bloated blood-filled body of a tick just after eating, meet the creatures that see humans as nothing more than giant vats of sweet nectar that need drinking.

http://www.dailymail...ract-blood.html

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I hate ticks and mosquitoes, they make so many people and animals sick every year. If they went extinct I don't think the world would miss either one.

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Awesome! That bat flea is so bleeping bizarre!!!

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Awesome! That bat flea is so bleeping bizarre!!!

It looks like it's made from cacti!

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ewwwwwwwwww

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Do I dare look....

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A *third* of the weight of your pillow ....are they kidding. The vampire bat is adorable ,comparatively speaking .

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Some amazing pictures!

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