Die Tierwelt rettet uns vor den Zombies - PewPewPew

Vergesst Shotguns, Kettensägen, Brad Pitt und Armbrüste. Wildlebende Tiere und Insekten werden uns in Wahrheit vor den wandelnden Untoten retten. Im letzten WoWcast erwähnte René den Standpunkt von Naturforscher David Mizejewski der National Wildlife Federation, dass wir uns wegen dieser Apokalypse gar keine Sorgen machen müssen und wilde Tiere den Ausbruch direkt unter Kontrolle kriegen würden – zumindest in Nordamerika. Das war mir einen ganzen Post im Blog wert, grandioser Text:

Zombies are scary. We humans are evolutionarily pre-programmed to abhor the dead bodies of our own species. It’s a natural reaction, helping healthy individuals avoid fatal pathogens.

The thought of being eaten alive is a natural fear, and when it’s your own species doing the eating, it’s even more terrifying.

Relax. Next time you’re lying in bed, unable to fall asleep thanks to the vague anxiety of half-rotten corpses munching on you in the dark, remember this: if there was ever a zombie uprising, wildlife would kick its ass.

To enjoy zombie horror, you suspend disbelief and put aside some of science’s rules. That said, if we assume zombies can’t spread whatever is causing them to reanimate to other species, and that they are relatively slow moving—both true (so far! — Ed.) of Walking Dead zombies—there are more than enough wild animals out there to dispatch the undead.

That’s because zombies are essentially walking carrion, and Mother Nature doesn’t let anything go to waste.

Carrion is on the menu for a vast number of species, from tiny micro-organisms to the largest carnivores.

Weiter: Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn’t stand a chance.