The biggest rat in the world
• The biggest rat in the world
Despite the constant media announcements that huge rat zapolonyayut megacities - in fact, it is not. Rather, it is a huge newspaper ducks, which really overwhelmed our cities. Scientists have found that within the human settlements exist only conventional varieties of gray rats, whose sizes rarely exceed the standard. However, there are in the world and the giant rat: a meeting with a handsome unlikely to pass unnoticed.
A new species of rats opened the BBC crew, who arrived on the island of Sumatra, with quite different objectives. Scientists are going to shoot a documentary about volcanoes and set on the slopes of one of them more than one camera. Infrared radiation is being detected equipment of unusual size.
According to indirect data, the scientists immediately realized that before them the animal from the order of rats - but were amazed at its size. It is longer than the meter. Naturally, the whole crew focused on the capture of an unknown science of creation.
Grouped around the island trap soon brought the long-awaited catch - if you can call it a huge rat. Caught create different truly gigantic dimensions: the length of 85 centimeters, it is weighed as much as 3 kilograms. By type of rat did not differ from the usual gray rodents, which can be found in the city - perhaps, had a thick and pleasant to the touch fur.
The connection with the outside world has allowed to establish that the rat is a local endemic. The creature did not afraid of people, but to survive in the wild helped him thick coat. It turned out that the local tribes of this kind of rat known for a long time and even eat.
At the moment, the scientific name of a giant rat is not yet assigned - scientists have called it "woolly rat Bosavi". In addition to the rats, the researchers found in the volcano and several endemic species, the study of which is currently underway.