Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Where the neocons go to ground?

A giant rodent five times the size of a common rat has been discovered in the mountainous jungles of New Guinea.

The 1.4kg Mallomys giant rat is one of two species of mammal thought to be new to science documented on an expedition to an area described as a "lost world".

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9 comments:

Sorghum Crow said...

Awww what a cutie. Can I have one?

ellroon said...

Get them now, before we cause their extinction!

Michael said...

I'd think treating them as collectibles would only hasten that.

ellroon said...

Maybe they'll taste good too!

Michael said...

mm. tastes like nutria.

ellroon said...

But that is a South American rodent! This is New Guinea rodent! Much more flavorful.

Michael said...

But nutria sounds more nutritious. And the New Guinea rodents association would like you to know they taste bad.

Steve Bates said...

I thought the giant rat was of Sumatra... at least that's the one Dr. Watson alluded to...

ellroon said...

Gah! If Sherlock Holmes was concerned about the Giant Rat of Sumatra, I think we all better be.

Maybe these will be of even more concern. And I don't think they'll be nutritious, either!