When I mentioned that possibility to my sister yesterday, she accused me of making the whole thing up. I guess I'm going to do some research on this and see what I can dig up.
Thanks for showing me this stuff,Scras. The vampire water-melons have certainly inspired the seeds of an idea within me.
P:S:What do you think would be the best way of putting a vampire melon to rest? If these things did exist in your fantasy world, that is.