Saturday, October 22, 2005

RATS - Rat Cunning May Allow For Island Colonization

Slashdot readers are busy discussing the case of Razza, "the Susie Maroney of the rodent world".
A wild rat, captured and then released on a deserted New Zealand island as part of an experiment, has amazed scientists by taking to the sea to escape.

No one knows why, but Razza swam 400 metres through treacherous open water to reach another island.
Kakapo Parrots beware!

More on Razza at SeattlePI and the BBC.