Landmines are a dangerous and deadly weapon – one step around them could blow a man into smithereens. They continue to threaten lives all around the world today even – theses deadly devices stay hidden beneath the ground, making it extremely difficult to locate and disarm.
In Belgium, a non-profit organization named Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development (APOPO) has made global headlines to counter this problem – due to the special training given to a squad of African giant pouched rats! These rats aren’t pests, though – they save lives by sniffing these explosives out.
These rats may be larger than the ordinary species, but they have been specifically trained to locate landmines so that they can be urgently removed – a useful aid for human life!
Check out the documentary below!
Seems that not all rodents are pests to human life, after all!
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