I came here to say exactly that...Well done in reading my mind
zombies don't breathe do they? Theoretically speaking it would walk about underwater until it got to the other side. But I have another question whilst I'm thinking about it. If they didn't breath then they souldn't be able to groan surely - isn't voice produced by air resonating off the vocal chords?
Well if they can walk around on the bottom of the sea or lake or whatever that's no good. But moving water? Like a swift running stream or river? They could probably just wade across a stream. I would like to avoid the sawed off shot gun or the flame thrower. I don't have any of that sort of thing on hand.
Cosette hit the nail on the head. In fiction as well in games and movies it has been mentioned that they will just shuffle across the sea floor, river bed, ponds, lakes, whatever. How long it takes, or if they make it intact is open to interpretation. Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne talks about a Zombie in fresh water that has been fed on by the fish. Monster Island by David Wellington leads you to believe that zombies are afraid of water. So I guess the only true way to tell is to wait for the zombie apocalypse and hope you have a shotgun handy.
The absolute authority on the topic is The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. I received it as a gift from a neighbor, and it is very thorough. It says that they do not swim and can stay underwater walking around on the bottom indefinitely, so to further reinforce Dave and cosette...keep the shotgun ready.
the Zombie Survival Guide is some great reading. World War Z is by the same author and is very good as well. I mentioned Day by Day Armageddon earlier in this thread, and it is my favorite in this genre. A close second would be Z Day is Here by Rob Fox. Research and planning will go a long way in surviving the zombie onslaught.
Zombies retain little if any memory of their former selves. Which is why parents attack children, children attack parents, wives attack husbands. Brother against brother. Once a person dies and they come back, they are no longer human. They are living dead. Sole purpose in life would be to eat and consume the light of the living.
Air can enter their bodies through the gaping holes in them, or through their open mouths. They wouldn't necessarily have to be breathing to produce the noise. Just a hypothesis, interesting question though.
Oh Dolores believe me the only body of water you are safe from them is your very own bath tub. Twas only last week I nearly drowned in the surf at Rockhampton trying to get away from one. I was catching a wave in on my boogie board (no hidden stash of green leaves in it)..... and one appeared from the depths of the sea and lunged itself at me. It had big long fangs and eyes so evil I could have sworn it was my neighbour Hugh Jass.
And look at what fate awaited my cousin Dan Druff when he jumped overboard cos a massive orange one foot zombie came after him.........
you a fairyphobe? you a fairphobe aren't you! I'm staying clear away from your freekin sawed-off shotgun, dude. don't worry about that. I don't see how shooting fairies is gonna keep any zombie away, though!
Well, the noise would attract more of them. And them more would come. It would be better to grab the cats, run to the car, and drive away from them. Less populated places are best. Make sure you stock up on food, water, first aid kits, and soap.
You can kill some of them, but it's better to lead them to a place where they will kill themselves. Like lemmings jumping off the cliff. The zombies will just fall to their "death" if you can lead them to a cliff's edge or something.
I am only trying to be zee helpful onez! and you - you want to shoot me! I can zee I am not zo welcome in zis plaze! I will flit away, azz zoon az the rum-sozked zombie jumpz een zee volcanoe and zizzles heemzelf up in zee zmoke! zen you weel zee - fairiez ARE your helperZ!
Zombies operate on only one basic need. To eat, that's it. They are dead, therefore immune to pain. They don't have the intellect it would require to swim. There ability to function is extremely limited and very slowed.
At least that's my take on it. I've never actually seen one, so I really don't know.
no, dudes, listen to me - I'm telling you straight now! FIRE is the only way to fight off the zombies - get your torches out and light up - they won't come near, and if they due fire throwers to catch them on fire - they burn up fast, dude, because they are nothing but old, dried skin! and hair! and they stink bad of rum and swamp!
Done deal!!! Woo hoo!!!Finally my fantasy to be rescued by a knight in shining armour will be fulfilled... You will see directions to my house at google earth or at where-is. I'll start making a lot of noise here to attract the neighbour's attention so they don't miss you.
I try not to listen to others about anyone. I find that the best people have an intriguing balance of niceness and meanness...Although that may be something I tell myself to justify my own sadistic streak!
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