Nice update on how the landmine-sniffing rats are progressing:

Lola, queen of the bomb-sniffing rats

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“Her name is Lola and she’s at the top of her class of risk-running rodents being trained to sniff out landmines in Colombia, home to the world’s highest number of mine-related deaths and injuries last year.”

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An animal trainer at a police school in Colombia, where rats are being
trained rather than dogs to locate landmines.
Photo: Reuters, via Telegraph Images of the Day, 11 May 2006