These rats are trained to save human lives

    Most people have aversion towards rats, specially large ones.  However, this video might change your view in how you perceive these animals.  Meet Mandy, she is an African pouch rat and she is trained to detect land mines.

    Because pouch rats are nocturnal, their sense of smell is exceptionally strong and even though African pouch rats can grow up to 3 feet long, they are not heavy enough to set off land mines, making these rats the perfect human ally in the detection of land mines.   Find out more by watching the video.