Thursday, June 15, 2006

Rockin' Rat


The above rat is a Laotian rock rat. It was thought to have been extinct for the last 11 million years. This lovely specimen waddles like a duck with its hind feet splayed out.

Sounds adorable.

The rodent (it isn't actually a rat) was originally thought to be a new species after biologists examined dead specimens found being sold in meat markets.

Sounds delicious.

5 comments:

Lorna said...

all of those species taste like chicken, you know?

Peter said...

Dang it, beaten to the punch with the chicken line.

Popeye said...

Dear Lord. WIth all your freaky animal posts, you really need to have a zoo or something. . .

Jen T. (that's me) said...

I wonder if you could use the nutria recipe for that thing...
(yuk!!!)

Laurie said...

Lorna - I'll take your word on that.

Peter - That Lorna's fast.

Popeye - That would be one weird zoo.

Jen - I would recommend lots of hot sauce.