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Giant Pouched Rats Detect Land Mines And Tb

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I don't know if this topic belongs here, but I was so moved by it. if you're interested in the fantastic work these rats are doing go to:

www.apopo.org.

I was blown away and so moved. it was an epiphany. why use humans when you can use rats that have a far keener sense of smell, don't have to spend a half hour getting dressed in protective clothing because they're too light to detonate anything? AND they don't get tired. they are WAY more efficient (read faster and have an expontially higher detection count) and have a working life of 6, count em six years!!

I plan to adopt a herorat. I plan to name him/her milo or mila.

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That's really interesting. There are all kinds of videos on YouTube showing how they are trained and how they do their jobs.

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What an excellent idea!

They could really use these in areas where land mines are deliberately placed to injure civilians (especially children) in some of the war torn countries!

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