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How giant African rats are finding land mines in Cambodia

Clip: 09/10/2019 | 7m 4s

From Angola to the former Yugoslavia, land mines are a lethal legacy of wars over long ago. Cambodia is among the most affected countries, with millions of buried explosives that kill and maim people each year. Now, an organization is deploying an unexpected ally to find mines: the giant pouch rat, whose sharp sense of smell can detect explosives. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

Aired: 09/10/19

Rating: NR

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