If You have ever watched The Princess Bride, you will know how serious this find is. I knew R.O.U.S.’s (Rodents of Unusual Size) were real. My friend Jason Simnick sent this to me this week. Truly a historical find!
Giant rat found in ‘lost world’
A giant rodent five times the size of a common rat has been discovered in the mountainous jungles of New Guinea.
The 1.4kg Mallomys giant rat is one of two species of mammal thought to be new to science documented on an expedition to an area described as a "lost world".
Conservationists also found a pygmy possum – one of the world’s smallest marsupials – on the trip to the remote north of Papua province, Indonesia.
Both are currently being studied to establish whether they are new species.