Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A good use for a rat...

Those are words I did not think I would ever say or write. There are 45 MILLION land mines in the world today. Over 5000 people die each year from them. Rats are being trained to detect the mines, instead of dogs and people. They can detect about 4 times faster than a human or dog, without setting off the mines. they are called Hero Rats. sometimes I am asked what I am learning in school. Hero rats. Saving lives, one land mine at a time. Who knew?