Bestiary for the End Times

Great stripe-faced bat (Brazilian Cerrado)
(Vampyrodes caraccioli)
I’ve never seen a stripe-faced bat
I never hoped to see one
But I can tell you this right now
I’d rather see than be one.
Hispaniola edible rat (Hispaniola)
(Brotomys voratus)
Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdez
captured one of these guys in Dominica in 1916
and once he had removed the bristles
he observed that the creature was quite delicious.
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