Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:27 am
Anyone know the species of rat they are using? They looked quite big, like possibly Gambian pouched rats? Or are they Norway rats just bred to be larger than most? Just curious. :)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:25 am
the first article w/out video:
Sniffer rats hired by police in the Netherlands
05/09 18:06 CET
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In the Netherlands, Rotterdam police are going to use sniffer rats to investigate shooting incidents.
The rodents have been specifically trained to find traces of gunpowder.
In Africa, their sensitive noses have been used to locate landmines.
The new recruits reportedly have a stronger sense of smell than dogs.