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Detecting Danger - Africa's Giant Rats

Africa’s giant rats – the size of a cat – can be trained to detect land-mines by smelling them. Giant rats are clever and they learn fast. Their sense of smell is better than a dog’s, they have more stamina, and they’re a lot cheaper to train. This documentary follows “Miss Marple”, who was born in a training lab and who goes through a year’s training before being sent on her first mission to Mozambique.