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The Werewolf
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Werewolves, by their very nature, feast on human flesh. Even our most ancient account of lupine humans, such as the Greek myth of Lycaon, revolve around the taboo of cannibalism. But what denizen of the natural world can we turn to for a parallel example? What other creature physically alters its from in order to dine on conspecific prey? Find out in this Monster of the Week post...


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.