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Rodent Of Unusual Size


A three-pound rat was found in the Foja Mountains of western New Guinea, Indonesia. Experts think it may be a previously-unknown species. It is five times the size of regular city rats, and has no fear of humans. That sounds suspiciously like the premise for a horror film. Link

(image credit: Bruce M. Beehler/Conservation International)

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>>>That sounds suspiciously like the premise for a horror film.

The first thing I was reminded of was "The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Giant_Rat_of_Sumatra
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In Africa, they have the African Giant Rat--it gets up to about 6 pounds.

If you really want to see the ROUS's from The Princess Bride, take a look at a Binturong.

A cool find, though.
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