Native water rats have worked out how to safely eat cane toads
October 24, 2019 6:08 PM Subscribe
Eat your heart out: native water rats have worked out how to safely eat cane toads
Australia’s water rats, or Rakali, are one of Australia’s beautiful but lesser-known native rodents. And these intelligent, semi-aquatic rats have revealed another talent: they are one of the only Australian mammals to safely eat toxic cane toads... The rats, which can grow to over 1kg, are the only mammal found to specifically target large toads, neatly dissecting the toads to eat their hearts and livers while avoiding the poisonous skin and glands.
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