Afraid of Rats?

Rats are hearty little creatures. Believe me, if they can live in the New York city subways, they’ve got immune systems made of steel. A recent report in the prominent scientific journal, Nature, demonstrates that they may be a bit more advanced than we’ve been led to believe. Be afraid, be very afraid…

Scientists in New Zealand released a rat on a desert island, hoping to study why rats are so hard to get rid of. Ten weeks later, the rat was captured on another island. It had evaded traps, baits and sniffer dogs before swimming 400 meters across open sea to the neighboring island, according to news reports. “Our findings confirm that eliminating a single invading rat is disproportionately difficult,” James Russell and his colleagues said in a report in the science journal Nature.

Source: [Blogma]

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