October 24, 2020
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Giant rat earns animal hero award for sniffing out landmines in Cambodia – Fox News

An African giant pouched rat has been honored for his work detecting landmines in Southeast Asia with a gold medal from an international veterinary charity.
The U.K. charity PDSA named Magawa this year’s gold medal recipient for “life-saving devotion to duty, in the location and clearance of deadly landmines in Cambodia.”
The 7-year-old rodent is much larger than the average pet rat – but still light enough to walk on a landmine without setting it off.
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