Trained Rats For Mine Detection

The dangerous profession of anti-personnel mine detection is getting a surprising new tool: giant Gambian rats [BugMeNot]. Some resourceful Belgians have figured out how to train these 30-inch rodents to hunt out land mines. They are cheaper and work harder than dogs and are more reliable than metal detectors

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