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people are often skip ahead of this particular giant but he is nowhere near as dangerous as that one. is a friendly giant every day with the possible exception of weekends he saves human lives. his name is isaac the giant power strat. and i like his brothers and sisters he was born with a passion for travel. isaac's birthplace was a special training center in tanzania. it's
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called. development of landmine detection equipment that's what isaac is. mine sniffing rat. everywhere their social circumstances. with humanity. they actually traditionally. garbage. mind sniffing rats are put to work in former hotspots where learned mines are among the most deadly remnants of conflict they're often found years after was ended and serious injury isn't the only problem. imagine how it must feel to live with the knowledge that there's a landmine lurking somewhere near your home. when i was a close up field and to help make the problem of landmines a thing of the past. but it will be
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a full nine months before he becomes a real pro for now he simply spends his time with his family. it's no coincidence the giant rats were chosen to sniff mines in the wild they're extraordinary sense of smell allows them to search for food buried deep underground it works with. the key is to train the a rats to associate the discovery of t.n.t. with food and that's not difficult because everyone knows how intelligent rats. the really hard part is making sure that the rat doesn't make any mistakes that could be fatal not just for the rat. these old regular rats there it's clear from the way they eat these giant rats have special pouches in their cheeks to still food just like hamsters so this particular animal is on the cusp between being a rat in a house this perhaps that's why they're just
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a little bit cuter. i guess i should add to another really great benefit of our species of rats is that they're really curious which lab rats are curious as well but. there are various social in terms of they're really willing to work with people. sometimes will develop that relationship with you but i don't think they develop it quite as readily. meanwhile isaac has grown he's now four weeks old i'm training can begin like all children isaac schooling starts with a kindergarten. all but is a camera he helps little rants to feel comfortable around people.
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into. the. norm we teach the. truth. interacting with a care is a vital part of the learning process it's important for isaac's socialization mind sniffing rats mustn't run away from bites people.
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can't hear anything you might be able to detect something changed but that's also very hard for me to say because i really as a scientist i need evidence to support such a claim and i don't have. isaac and his sister at the gym they can give their paws a good workout sharpen their teeth. and enjoy a sense of freedom. said looks as though isaac's trying to set out on his first trip. nice troy. a brief chase. a few a breath so fresh. and he soon back in the fold.
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they know what they are doing they know what to be expect from them they know. if to your work you can do very we want. to reward. profitable for these. very very very bored he learned most you have to do board animals don't they don't understand so i remember very well the words oh. that's what we are doing. for about a. week these students are only fed the food given the streaks during training.
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and. during the weekend little. feet. of peanuts and dried fish this. is great for their bones. you. know feast. he. says here. in the wild. underground. quite independent
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within the colony. live in their own. food with. females can choose their own. works a little like a parliament with both male and female members. big . is about to move into high school. just like every graduate to be. personal transport. field training.
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they sleep by day but have active night lives. try to adjust to the rats biorhythms they set out at five thirty in the morning so a field training session can start at six. it's for moments like this that isaac has been trained. by the sound of the engine .
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candidate donald trump ran on a campaign that not only question many foreign policy orthodoxies but also lashed out against conservative views the world today the president is surrounded by men in uniform some are calling this. credit is one of the basic instruments to drive an economy but it can also lead to tragedy and i did i took ally in the how to style game big and made that the death star game and it was fire now and found. many lives have been broken by excessive debt and the banks got into for a walk normally big bankers got big. government by the banks
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but i just didn't think of the the ordinary man and woman that was mourning through the back underdone by creditors people see no future bad face can happen you know you become ill you know into job your relationship breaks down to become a casualty is dead a lifelong trap or is there a way out oh it's actually going to bed governor would be right to ditch a bill for so much consumer. my conclusion use good meat to train drinks. again. and i'd like to get beyond the are. written three kumquat.
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so it's not the white man who is telling them. the black you have to do does it does and does. he have. certain disease material enough forty year old three years to train the young. i. remains calm while using for his class to start. a trust between trainer and rat runs deep. he lets isaac out of the cage. without even bothering to follow.
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they have to concentrate them to be a viewer of their. they have to do a make an interpretation of for the root is doing. with you. when you are telling a. bigger. isaac is now demonstrating model behavior by not until. he sniffs diligently at the end. this is the result of several months of training. it looks as though isaac might offend some t.n.t. . he tries to rid his nose of all extraneous said.
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he thinks he senses something but needs to reset his smelling operators to be sure . this is the spot. no. can send his signal. it's like watching two old friends getting together. at first but for him or for me. i mean she was not running she was walking. she sniffed every room. she. liked
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records to steve to t.n.t. he. is asserted she wasn't sure. t.n.t. . seems to have passed with flying colors. now it's time to evaluate his loyalty. no one wants to chase a runaway red across a life minefield that would be deadly that's why it's important that the rats follow their handlers voluntarily without a leash. isaac is displaying textbook behavior as this training is over. now it's time for the real world to
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begin. traveling to see rip in cambodia. this is home to one of the ancient aka textural wonders of the world. and call it a fact. millions of tourists travel here to take their best selfies tourism is one of cambodia's main sources of revenue. but there are still landmines left
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over from the civil war and very seriously hampering any further growth and tourism to say nothing of the danger to life. when it comes to square miles of minefields cambodia is second only to afghanistan . the number of injuries caused by landmines is the highest in the world now though the situation is changing for the better in the popular tourist resorts mines can only be seen in museums but there are still many dangerous areas in the country. isaac is here to help with mine clearance. new instructor applies some screen to his skin. because giant rats and nocturnal creatures their skin isn't
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accustomed to high levels of u.v. if they were left unprotected and run the risk of developing skin cancer. ears and tails the most delicate spots. we didn't see them doing this in africa because the training center was high in the mountains in the town of . at this time of year it's much cooler there than here in cambodia. if we take a closer look at the probables it's raining but isaac still has some screen applied . the sun might come out once the team stops working.
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this is no drill. team dawn's protective vests and helmets. no one knows exactly health protection they get would offer. they're off to work. he's not a hundred like. you from the top and the next question is not bad but these are. international. if something exploded. in the north being a scottish and brown something explored at least to a point that they don't want an office rather than having nothing. just as we make our way to the minefield it rains again. if we do rains and then. march.
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we think that there is no. i mean it is going on so it's not easy for that. that's why when the rains a lot then we don't know what. it doesn't look as though we'll get to see ice a connection arrange getting heavier. c . c feet are. pretty good. very good. there. are.
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one more try. it's not clear if the rain will get in the way again. the mind to take is out in the field after all for isaac is investigating the ground. nothing so far. suddenly he starts to wash his face. this means he's identified a suspicious scent. the disposal expose approaches. he has from something.
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he seems to be really quite relaxed so perhaps it's not a mind off to rule. is the mind. not mine. i thought. it.
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was highlighted in yellow. the disposal team has. to work everyone gets a banana. and they all seem to enjoy it. for this moment of triumph now it's time for a rest. real heroes glory true heroes need to rest to build up their strength for their future endeavors. another round of cambodia's mine clearance campaign has come to an end the field
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engineers have a chance to relax. take a leaf out of the judge's book that night life is almost as exciting as the rats. in. this story of a land mine and. that's all there is to it.
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canada donald trump ran a campaign that not only question many foreign policy board the doxies but also lashed out against neo conservative views of the world today the president is surrounded by men in uniform some are calling this a soft coup. is not a country a lot of people told. everybody. is a very serious situation people have much more.
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years ago traveled across. exploring america's deadly love affair with the. bad guy tried to. he would have. published in the. americans and been killed in the u.s. . this is
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a middle school we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see. the subject to truck. those years ago. but we are not. manufactured and sentenced to public will. when the right wing closest to protect themselves. with the famous merry go round.
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