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Interesting. [Apr. 25th, 2005|11:48 am]
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A landmine-detection outfit in Mozambique has upgraded from
explosives-sniffing dogs to giant African Hamster rats, according
to a December Agence France-Presse dispatch, because the lighter,
more plentiful rats have noses that are just as sensitive and don't
suffer dogs' need for affection and constant reassurances. And
Northern Arizona University Professor Con Slobodchikoff, who
spoke to the Albuquerque Journal in December about his two
decades of elaborate, patient, desert research, said that prairie dogs
he has studied at three locations in the Southwest speak in different
dialects but would likely understand each other, can even invent
sounds for new things, and perhaps can even gossip.

From: lickedastopsign
2005-04-25 10:54 am (UTC)
it's odd that this has been posted for a WHILE and yet nobody has posted yet? usually people die when they see one of your posts without a comment.. oh well.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 01:03 pm (UTC)
lol. I know. *shrug* Oh well. Maybe people are at work or school.

Or they think it's stupid.

I think it's really interesting...
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From: m_buggie
2005-04-25 11:19 am (UTC)
African hamster rats. Interesting. I wonder how exactly that would work.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 01:04 pm (UTC)
I know. I wondered the same thing.
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From: lostways
2005-04-25 12:17 pm (UTC)
A landmine-detection outfit in Mozambique has upgraded from
explosives-sniffing dogs to giant African Hamster rats,

sooo.... they also failed to tell ya that in case the dog sucks and get his butt blown to bits the trainer wont start crying and taking sick leaves... hehe and plus ya dont really have to train rats... just get a lot of them and make them go into the mine field hehehe ya set a lot of the mines off but ya'll clear it for sure
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 01:11 pm (UTC)
I think they're trained to sniff for them.. not to set them off.
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From: mc___mc
2005-04-25 02:05 pm (UTC)
maybe they will be widely available as pets soon!

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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-04-25 02:21 pm (UTC)
oooh! i want one!...
nevermind. :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 05:22 pm (UTC)
That'd be cool. A lot better then ferrets.
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[User Picture]From: santiagodr_j
2005-04-25 02:23 pm (UTC)
Albuquerque! haha, this isn't the first post you made that was related to my hometown was it?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 05:36 pm (UTC)
I do believe it is. :)
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From: nyguen9
2005-04-25 03:28 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, sniffing dogs...drug dogs...Brian...Family Guy...funny...*glazed expression*

Sorry too much school today to read the rest.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 05:51 pm (UTC)
LOL. It's all right, dear. ;) I'll post something else shorter, and funny, then...
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[User Picture]From: pennylanelives
2005-04-25 06:05 pm (UTC)
well IIIII read it. i find the whole land-mine-detecting process very interesting. and dangerous. they get paid a lot. most governments either can't afford it or don't care though... :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-04-25 07:33 pm (UTC)
I know. :(
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