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New Species of Rat Discovered

Post by Ratchet » 07 Sep 2009 09:01

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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_ne ... 215144.stm

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Re: New Species of Rat Discovered

Post by Trekky » 07 Sep 2009 10:46

Wow! totally no fear of humans :shocked: That is amazing. :-D
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Re: New Species of Rat Discovered

Post by Rie x » 07 Sep 2009 14:23

My mum was going on about it earlier.. How interesting!! :-)
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Post by Rie x » 07 Sep 2009 14:27

Beautiful what a beautiful rat :-X And how friendly.. What a lovely kind face, made my heart melt! :LV: :LVY:
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Post by Marierat » 07 Sep 2009 15:58

I Want it!!!! :LVY: :LVY: :LVY:

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Marierat wrote:I Want it!!!! :LVY: :LVY: :LVY:
Me to, how cute is he/she :LV:
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Re: New Species of Rat Discovered

Post by Squirrel » 30 Sep 2009 10:57

Wow how beautiful! It looks at lot like the giant rat found in indonesia a year or so ago:

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Post by Paula » 30 Sep 2009 12:01

Wow, it looks as though it has a Rex coat :huh: and such tiny eyes :yum:

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Post by Paula » 30 Sep 2009 13:02

Shir-rat12 wrote:
Paula wrote:Wow, it looks as though it has a Rex coat

They called it a Woolly Rat, I presume because of its fur, :)(: tbh I wasn't that keen on it :o(
Oh I do but then that's probably because I have lots of Teddy Guinea pigs too that also have a rex type coat although they are not actually rex coats but their own Teddy coat.
I think the Wooly Rat name really suits it :giggle:

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Post by Paula » 30 Sep 2009 19:36

Shir-rat12 wrote:
Paula wrote: I think the Wooly Rat name really suits it :giggle:

:giggle: a rat with bad hair day :giggle: wonder if we'll get a free hairbrush when they come on the pet scene :giggle: :rock:
:roll: :-D :giggle:

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