"Magawa" A Hero rat 🐀
MAGAWA, A rat trained by a Belgian organization to find mines has cleared more than 140,000 Square meter to find land mines. In the past five years, Magawa has found 39 land mines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance, making the areas safe for local communities.
Magawa uses his sense of smell to find land mines, following the scent of the chemicals used to build the device. Once he detects it, he signals the exact location to a handler who can dispose of the bomb safely. According to a press release from PDSA, he "completely ignores any scrap metal lying around and is so much faster at finding landmines than people would be."