Rats look for people – level 1
Trainers train rats to look for people in disaster zones. A disaster zone is a place where something bad happens. It can be an earthquake, flood, or hurricane.
Rats are small. They can easily move around the area. They have a very good sense of smell. People can train rats like dogs.
Rats are very curious. They like to search through places. Trainers teach the rats in a place like a disaster zone. The place must look real.
The rats wear a special bag. A video camera is in it. A communication device is in it, too. A person can talk to rescuers with the device.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
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