Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lion-On-Human Attacks Rise AFter Full Moon

Assuming you survive an attack by a lycanthrope, you're not out of the woods yet.  See, according to Live Science, human attacks by lions increase in the days after a full moon.

Why?  Because during the full moon, the brightness lets the preys see that a larger predator, the lion, is coming after them.  Attacks were 2 to 4 times higher after a full moon than 10 days before a full moon.  And because the desperate hungry lions are unable to catch their prey, the slow poke humans are the next on the menu.

We become easy picking.  The study also concludes that this phenomenon could have well contributed to superstition and fear of the dark. The study was conducted in Tanzania.

So because there is a gap between after the sunset and the moonrise, there are more people out and about during the early evenings, tr increasing the chance of attacks by these large cats

Very interesting.  

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