8 Animals That Suck Blood
Flea: This is another pesky but seemingly benign insect that is actually extremely deadly—as in Black Death deadly.
Bedbug: Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite. This nursery rhyme fails to convey the true nightmare of bedbugs.
Mosquito: These flying insects are all too familiar to most people.
Oxpecker: These African birds—also known as tickbirds—perch on cattle and big-game animals.
Vampire Finch: Another bloodthirsty bird, the vampire finch is found on the Galapagos Islands.
Leech: Although most people avoid these bloodsucking worms, leeches have long been used in the world of medicine.
Lamprey: These primitive eel-like animals haven’t changed much over hundreds of millions of years.
Vampire Bat: This type of bat, of which there are three species, is the only known mammal whose diet is solely based on blood.