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Tall Tails: 3 Halloween Myths About Animals

Tall Tails: 3 Halloween Myths About Animals

There are so many aspects of Halloween that give it its spooky, thrilling appeal, and some of the most significant ones are the creepy creatures that are often included in Halloween movies, costumes, and imagery. 

If this spooky holiday has ever made you fear a werewolf, vampire bat, tarantula, or some combination of the three, you’re not alone. However, the ways in which certain animals are described around Halloween time may not be completely accurate and factual.

Halloween Animal Myths Busted, According to Your Ormond Beach Vet

When it comes to busting some Halloween myths about our furry (or not-so-furry) friends, there’s no one you can trust quite like your experienced Ormond Beach vet

Myth 1: Bats Are Bloodthirsty Creatures

The image of a blood-sucking bat is a common one to see around Halloween time in decorations, movies, and even as part of costumes. However, this image makes it seem as though all bats require blood to survive. 

Vampire bats do exist, which means this myth isn’t entirely untrue. However, they mostly live in South America, which means that the bats nearby where you live are likely more interested in some fruit as a snack.

Myth 2: All Spiders Are Venomous

On Halloween, you’re likely to see some images of spiders with large fangs dripping with venom. However, spiders are much more likely to be on the hunt for insects than they are for humans. Additionally, tarantulas are actually quite friendly and can make great pets!

Myth 3: Wolves Are on the Hunt for Human Prey

Hopefully, you already were aware that werewolves are no more than a legend. However, Halloween can cast even regular wolves as bloodthirsty predators. In reality, humans don’t make very good prey for wolves, which is why they’re much more likely to go for a deer instead.

Protecting Your Pets This Spooky Season

As the busy holiday season starts this year, make sure to keep regular veterinary care at the top of your priority list!


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