First Compelling Evidence of Organisms That Eat Viruses as a Food Source. Eat or be eaten: It’s an edict of Mother Nature that connects every corner of the biosphere in a sprawling web of producers, consumers, detritivores , and scavengers.Every corner but one, it seems. Just what the hell dines on viruses? Prev1 of 4Next Related Posts It’s not just eating bats that cause coronavirus. There are other species of animals. Be careful not to eat it.