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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 12:48 p.m. PST

"They get a bad rep, especially for being dirty.

But one rat redeemed his species on Friday becoming the first rodent to receive a gold medal for his work in sniffing out unexploded landmines and saving countless lives in Cambodia.

Magawa, a so-called "hero rat" was presented with a small blue collar and mini-gold medal by the British veterinary charity the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) on Friday…"

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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 4:02 p.m. PST

The Tanzanian pouch rat ..,they literally work for peanuts and also have cleared thousands of mines in Mozambique also….post 1970;s 80;s…The South african Army would always check Elephant tracks in Angola..also ..because they could smell the human scent and walk around the mines ..except on heavy used roads…you wouls never see a Blown up,elephant.

Legion 426 Sep 2020 10:08 a.m. PST

I saw that on the news today. That is one BIG Bleeped text rat ! huh? But he/they still don't weight enough to detonate most mines.

Plus as noted they literally work for peanuts.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 12:05 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

Good to see it is getting the recognition deserved.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2020 10:35 p.m. PST

Glad to see this bit of good news.

Legion 428 Sep 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

Bet rats that big are good eat'n in that region too! 🐀🥢🍚

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 8:38 p.m. PST

Ha!….

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