Midnight In The Desert — flesh-eating

Pure Evil: Man Admits He's Tired of Eating Human Flesh

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Pure Evil: Man Admits He's Tired of Eating Human Flesh

"I’m tired of eating human flesh.” That’s not the first thing you’d expect a person to say after walking into a police station, but officers in Escourt, a town in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, had reason to believe this man was telling the truth – he was carrying part of a human leg and a hand. What’s worse, the man appears to be part of a cannibalistic syndicate of witch doctors in a village where one-third of the residents admit to eating human flesh. Can you stand one more horrific fact? None of them may be in trouble...

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Flesh-Eating Screwworms Reach Florida's Mainland

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Flesh-Eating Screwworms Reach Florida's Mainland

The stray dog came with bad news. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a dog near Homestead, Florida—a city 15 miles north of the Florida Keys—was found with wounds infested with screwworms, the much dreaded flesh-eating pest. If you’re not familiar with screwworm, it’s because the U.S. poured millions of dollars into eradicating them back in 1982. But last fall, it reemerged in the Florida Keys, catching almost everyone by surprise. Wildlife biologists eventually found several deer on the archipelago with the parasite. Screwworms lay eggs in open wounds, burrowing into the flesh of pets and occasionally...

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