It’s not werewolves you should worry about when the Moon is full, it’s lions! At least if you live in Tanzania. Research by graduate students Hadas Kushnir and Dennis Ikanda shows that attacks on humans by lions mostly occur between sunset and 10pm, and increase dramatically in the nights following a full Moon. Bright moonlight makes it harder for lions to sneak up on prey, therefore they can get rather hungry in the few days leading up to the full Moon. Read more about this chilling study on the Snapshot Serengeti blog here.

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