Labrador Discovers Insanely Cute Rat

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Aw. Himbs looks sleepy.
 
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You're right, that is an adorable little rodent. I thought all the native critters of Australia were some iteratioen of monotreme or marsupial?
 

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You're right, that is an adorable little rodent. I thought all the native critters of Australia were some iteratioen of monotreme or marsupial?
I think rodents are the exception. (Also bats.)

ETA: Google says also, Dingos.
 
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Awwww, so cute!
 

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You're right, that is an adorable little rodent. I thought all the native critters of Australia were some iteratioen of monotreme or marsupial?
They have lots of reptilian* critters as well. Ew Ick Yuck.

*I mean, solely for the purposes of this post, the four legged or no legged kind, not the actual Australians.

And birds, which are also critters of a sort.
 

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Tasmanian devils? And that extinct tiger thing?

They're marsupials.

You're right, that is an adorable little rodent. I thought all the native critters of Australia were some iteratioen of monotreme or marsupial?

Our native terrestrial placental mammals are rodents (loads of them, endemic or shared with New Guinea), bats (loads of both Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera) and the dingo.
 
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Hello!



They're marsupials.



Our native terrestrial placental mammals are rodents (loads of them, endemic or shared with New Guinea), bats (loads of both Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera) and the dingo.
I WAS RIGHT! :e2faint: (And so was google about the dingoes.)
 

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Highest praise to Moss and his trainer, that the Lab found the rat, as he was trained to do, and then remembered his training, ignored his instincts and did not eat the fuzzy little snack standing before his quivering nose.
I presume he was not trained on food rewards. :)
 
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