A Tanzanian trainer monitors an African giant pouched rat's search of a simulated minefield on March 16, 2007. The rats can grow up to 3 feet long and live for eight years. The U.S. government is funding a project to train giant rodents to help fight illegal wildlife trafficking in Africa.
A Tanzanian trainer monitors an African giant pouched rat's search of a simulated minefield on March 16, 2007. The rats can grow up to 3 feet long and live for eight years. The U.S. government is funding a project to train giant rodents to help fight illegal wildlife trafficking in Africa. Steve Ringman MCT
A Tanzanian trainer monitors an African giant pouched rat's search of a simulated minefield on March 16, 2007. The rats can grow up to 3 feet long and live for eight years. The U.S. government is funding a project to train giant rodents to help fight illegal wildlife trafficking in Africa. Steve Ringman MCT

The US is paying $100,000 to train giant rats to nab bad guys

November 24, 2016 04:13 PM