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Old 09-07-09, 07:18 AM   #1
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Giant rat found. kitties beware!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8210000/8210394.stm

A new species of giant rat has been discovered deep in the jungle of Papua New Guinea.
The rat, which has no fear of humans, measures 82cm long, placing it among the largest species of rat known anywhere in the world.
The creature, which has not yet been formally described, was discovered by an expedition team filming the BBC programme Lost Land of the Volcano.
It is one of a number of exotic animals found by the expedition team.
Like the other exotic species, the rat is believed to live within the Mount Bosavi crater, and nowhere else.








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enough of cute kittie threads. let's have some big rats to drive away those cats infesting homes.
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Old 09-07-09, 07:30 AM   #2
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awesome. It looked pretty mellow.
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Old 09-07-09, 07:39 AM   #3
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i can't believe they could huddle around it and pull it by its tail and it just sits there so calmly, having never seen a human before. if an alien landed and grabbed me by my tail, i wouldn't be calmly rubbing my face.

i wonder if it is a cat in rat's clothing.
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I don't think they exist...

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Looks like the muskrats we have here. Some are bigger than that.
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Old 09-07-09, 08:55 AM   #6
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Wrong. THIS is the biggest rat species on the planet.

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Old 09-07-09, 09:08 AM   #7
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I'd eat it.
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Fah! Ming aka Devil Spawn could take that (types while trying to detach kitten from foot...)
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thing looked like a pet.
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I've seen larger in my house
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Looks like the muskrats we have here. Some are bigger than that.
they discovered a new species and that's all you've got?

i heard Darwin's first words when he stepped onto the galapagos islands were "call that a tortois? my dog could take that!"
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That rat is utterly adorable! I love how it's just sitting there without a care in the world. What a sweetie.
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I wonder how they taste...
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it's a new species. show some reverence. pass the ketchup.
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