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dreday
09-08-2009, 10:13 PM
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Scientists have discovered a new species of giant rat in a remote rainforest in Papua New Guinea.


LONDON, England (CNN) -- Scientists have discovered a new species of giant rat in a remote rainforest in Papua New Guinea.Measuring 82 centimeters (32.2 inches) from nose to tail and weighing around 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds), the species is thought to be one of the largest rats ever to be found.

The discovery was made by a team from the BBC Natural History Unit inside the crater of Mount Bosavi -- an extinct volcano in the Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea.

"This is one of the world's largest rats. It's a true rat, the same kind you find in the city sewers," said Kristofer Helgen, a biologist from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, who was part of the expedition team.

link (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/09/07/giant.rat.papua/index.html?)

Bumpus
09-08-2009, 10:33 PM
Sheesh!

First it was the Mega Ant Colonies ...

Next came the Giant Japanese Jellyfish ...

Now this?!?


Armageddon is approaching! :lol: Repent! The end is near!