|Controlling the Vampire Bat
Vampire bats often evoke images of mist-wreathed gothic castles and clawing midnight zombies, Dracula sweeping across cobbled courtyards bent on morbid intent. In fact, like all members of their order, Vampire bats are useful denizens of the ecosystems they help maintain. They usually mind their own business, but when problems do arise its usually when theeir human neighbours have livestock and the bats themselves happen to be infected with rabies.
This very common form of Human-Wildlife Conflict is the topic of this booklet, designed to tp provide practical guidance to cattle ranchers wishing to avoid contagion of rabies from bats to their livestock.
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