How maggots and eagles would destroy zombies

Whichever end of the animal coolness spectrum you prefer, there is only doom for the zombie menace. Embedded above, elimination by "a writhing, insatiable mess of maggots"; below, execution at eagle beakpoint.

"The clumsy undead wouldn't have the dexterity to pick off these decomposers, even if they could see or feel them," says naturalist David Mizejewski. "It would just be a matter of time. Stripped off all soft tissue, including brains, the zombies would be reduced to hollowed-out skeletons."

And on Eagles: "Carrion makes up a big portion of the diet of these huge raptors, and nothing intimidates them."

Animals eating the zombies is contingent upon the continued existence of animals. Support the National Wildlife Federation to make sure they're around when the next major outbreak occurs.

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  1. So what I get from all these articles is that should the undead corpses rise up and mindlessly shamble after you in need of flesh, you just have to stay back a little. Then you can watch safely as the still-shrieking faces of your former neighbors are pulled apart by birds, and their hole-ridden legs collapse from under them, leaving them to rupture in a putrid spray of maggots and carrion beetles.

    Good news, everyone, no more nightmares about this! neutral_face

  2. tropo says:

    I haven't been following this series closesly but I have a request if it has not been done yet.

    Botflies. Can we please do botflies? If not, maybe some flesh eating bacteria.

  3. This is the honey badger. Oh gross! He's tearing the colon right out of that zombie! That is so nasty! Honey badger doesn't give a fuck!

  4. Zombie-eating animals is the new banana. Just look at it.

  5. Gamera will save us!

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