Sunday, December 13, 2009

Who ya gonna call? Herorats.

They are trained from a young age to associate the smell of explosives with a treat – such as a banana or a peanut. This reward is vital to the rat doing its work. The rats move up and down an area the size of a squash court and when they locate a mine they usually sit still and scratch themselves.
I wanted to know if they were killed by the landmines but apparently they are too light to detonate a mine by themselves if they step on it. Yay!
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