Hero Rat

This week’s cute find may not be as cuddly as a kitten, but he’s quite an interesting little guy. I found his pic on HeroRat.org, a website created by this orgainzation that trains rats to sniff out landmines safely. And according to Deanna, rats make excellent pets, too!

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6 Responses to Hero Rat

  1. Natalie 03/13/2009 at 12:13 pm #

    It is a great occupation that this little guy has, but I have to say…I’m a little terrified of him.

  2. Emily 03/13/2009 at 2:28 pm #

    I’ve had pet rats for years. they are possibly the best pet around! they’re smart, they’re clean (despite common prejudices), and love to love! they cuddle and kiss and just like to chill with you…

    this is a really cool organization! what a cool use of the rat’s incredible intellect and abilities!

  3. adie 03/14/2009 at 6:03 am #

    Anybody who thinks rats are gross just needs to check out this little guy’s fingernails! I have students I wish would keep them so clean!

    I had a couple of pet rats I recently lost. Rats are wonderful little buggers.

  4. Casey 03/16/2009 at 9:59 am #

    I had a pet rat, she was wonderful. Like a little puppy. She came when I called her name, she was “litter trained” I loved her.

  5. Deanna 03/16/2009 at 12:32 pm #

    My white rat Steve McQueen liked to terrorize my cats. They deserved it 😀

    And these rats save people from land mines and TUBERCULOSIS!

  6. Lana 03/20/2009 at 4:54 pm #

    Although just as cute, that is not a “pet rat”, it’s an African pouched rat.

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