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Give a rat's ***!

By AnsuGisalas ·
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<a href=http://www.apopo.org/mine_detection.php>In fact, give the whole rat</a>.
A hero rat, ratting out TB and landmines.

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OK...

by jck In reply to Give a rat's ***!

I'm officially scared to click that link from the office.

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Perfectly SFW.

by seanferd In reply to OK...

<i>The training of mine detection rats is one of APOPO's daily core activities. </i>

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Ah ok...

by jck In reply to Perfectly SFW.

Well, I still probably shouldn't go there.

I only come to TR for a bit of chatter...and to read tech things when I'm not programming or working on database stuff.

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Been a while since I heard of this.

by seanferd In reply to Give a rat's ***!

I'd entirely forgotten!

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When they graduate from training

by santeewelding In reply to Give a rat's ***!

Are they issued little Day-Glo vests to distinguish them from the local vermin?

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They get the little black robes and the square hat, too...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to When they graduate from t ...

Spiffy looking, I can tell you!

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But surely

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Give a rat's ***!

You can find mines easily.

After all you just have to look where all the trucks are coming from full of dirt that is going to the crusher to be processed.

Probably more importantly is there any guarantee that some fanatical Religious Rat will not take a Land Mine and blow themselves up in an inappropriate place as a Suicide Bomber? Oh look what's that running across the floor Boom [/life]

Col

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I guess...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to But surely

there's no guarantees in [life].

[life]=tough
Then [/life]

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Well then is it safe

by OH Smeg In reply to I guess...

Training Rats to do things like this?

After all the last thing we need is Out of Control Radical Rats blowing things up.

I can just hear it now The Cheese Made me do it.

Then some Conspiracy Theorists Americans will leap to blame Obama or would that be Ossama? More importantly do they know the difference?

Col

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Of course they know the difference...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Well then is it safe

these are highly educated rats...
Not like those dumb humans

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