Posts Tagged: peru

How Three People Survive Living In The Middle Of Nowhere

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What is it like to look out your window and see no people? That probably sounds kind of great to your average New Yorker, but how does it feel for people who live in isolated places full time?

I have a little bit of an idea. I grew up in Boise, Idaho, and almost every weekend, my parents dragged me to our cattle ranch two hours outside of the city, in a tiny town called in Ola. Activities included: cleaning out sheds, clearing cow manure out of ditches, mowing the lawn, [...]


Vampire Bats Bring Nightmare (And Blockbuster) To Life In Peru

"The rise in vampire attacks has baffled the people of the region, but some experts have linked mass vampire bat attacks to deforestation in the Amazon. Vampire bats normally feed on wildlife or livestock, drinking their blood while they sleep. But they turn to humans for food when their natural food chain is jeopardized, particularly in areas where rainforest habitat has been destroyed. Some locals have also suggested that this latest outbreak may be linked to the unusually low temperatures the Peru this year." -In what must be a very truly terrifying episode for the Awajun Indians, vampire bats have recently attacked more than 500 people in the [...]