Rabbit Trail: Vampire bats, Spiders and Centipedes
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Todd tries to scare Bud by warning him about vampire bats, spiders, and centipedes in the shed.
Vampire bats are not quite as scary as Todd tries to make out, but Bud's imagination runs wild anyway. Read the article below about vampire bats.
While much of the world sleeps, vampire bats emerge from dark caves, mines, tree hollows, and abandoned buildings in Mexico and Central and South America. They glide stealthily through the night air as they search for food. Like the legendary monster from which they get their name, these small mammals drink the blood of other animals for survival.
Now spiders, on the other hand, they are scary! ;)
Spider Facts - Spiders are ArachnidsFun facts for kids including photos and printable activity worksheets about spiders.
Centipedes probably wouldn't be too much fun crawling over you in the dark.
Centipedes and Millipedes Facts | Cool Kid FactsCentipedes and Millipedes Facts For Kids These tiny creatures like to crawl around, and of course they have plenty of legs to help them accomplish that! Some people are very creeped out by these bugs, but they are harmless little guys who do not hurt humans (there is one exception, which we talk about further down this page).
Which of these creatures creeps you out the most? Which one do you think you would like as a pet?