Rodents: From delicacy to fashion accessory

The harvest mouse is considered Britain's smallest rodent, weighing only 6g - about the same as a 50-cent coin - when fully grown.
The harvest mouse is considered Britain's smallest rodent, weighing only 6g - about the same as a 50-cent coin - when fully grown.PHOTO: PIXABAY

The Straits Times looks at six unusual stories about rodents which are much more than just pests.

In Africa, Gambian pouched rats scamper about sniffing for explosives in landmines buried underground as they are light enough not to trigger the landmines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'Rodents: from delicacy to fashion accessory'. Print Edition | Subscribe