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Giant rat discovered in Indonesia jungle

Not surprising at all given the amount of
trash and other garbage in Jerkata.
The rats will fit right in.

Giant rat discovered in Indonesia jungle - Yahoo! News
"The giant rat is about five times the size of a typical city rat," said Kristofer Helgen, a scientist with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. "With no fear of humans, it apparently came into the camp several times during the trip."
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That is one of the good things about Indonesia, we still have many unexplored areas in which to find new species of plants and animals. It is appx. 2500 miles or 4000 kms over land and sea from Jakarta to the Foja Mountains.

By the way Mlfun when was the last time that scientists found a new creature in your neck of the woods, besides yourself of course............

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I watched the 60 minutes clips of this today (the garden of Eden) and its simply stunning. I hope they will do all to preserve it and NOT turn it into some sort of tourist attraction.

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Odd that I opened the article expecting to see a pic of this rat and this is what I found:

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Odd that I opened the article expecting to see a pic of this rat and this is what I found:
Try 60 mins on yahoo news.com

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^ I was going to ask if anyone knew it's name...
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I watched the 60 minutes clips of this today (the garden of Eden) and its simply stunning. I hope they will do all to preserve it and NOT turn it into some sort of tourist attraction.
Yeah, I caught 60 Minutes last night and saw that too. Those rare birds and the tiny possum were really cool also.

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A white rat, I see.
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