Rat Detectives, Reporting For Duty

Rodent Agents Will Help Rotterdam Police Sniff Out Crime

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Rotterdam police are training new street-hardened detectives to help keep the peace.

The rat detectives will be the first of their kind, helping human cops sniff out drugs, explosives, and gunshot residue, the BBC reports. 

The brown rats have been trained to identify certain substances by smell, and can communicate with their two-legged colleagues when they smell something fishy.

No word yet on whether the detectives will wear badges or uniforms.

[BBC]

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