Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist!

Believe it Charlie. These really do exist. This one's from Yunan Province in China. He has 1" long teeth and is straight out of the Fire Swamp.

7 comments:

jennawoestman.com said...

I think that rodent is cute.

The Bullhorn said...

It's a RAT the size of raccoon! Cute? Really?

Alissa said...

I had to double check and make sure I wasn't on Kristen's blog. WOW. I'm not even sure WHAT that rodent is...definitely looks like the one from Princess Bride.

The Bullhorn said...

It's called a bamboo rat. I guess there's a species of African forest rat that's BIGGER. Apparently, the Chinese EAT these suckers in some places.

thehes said...

Okay, I had to do some research. According to the Telegraph, this was taken in Fuxian. The ones in Yunnan are actually the Sumatra bamboo rat which are bigger than this one! Either way...pretty freaky & if they start selling them in the market here, I don't know what I'll do...

Alissa said...

As long as the ONLY time you see them, they're dead, well okay (I guess). But can you imagine seeing one of those ALIVE? Goodness...nightmarish.

Stephen said...

wow! that is all I have to say. well and, "Joe how did you find this?"