May 13, 2005
Check your market

If you're a biologist looking for new and interesting family of small mammals, where do you look?

If you're Wildlife Conservation Society operative Robert Timmons, you check the markets of Laos where a new rodent species has been found being sold as food. For years, kha-nyou have been marketed under the snack-tastic name "Laotian Rock Rat". Mmmm... Rock rat.

I'll be checking my neighborhood grocers this weekend for other new families of animals like the "Albany Park Twinkie Fish" and the "Lincoln Square Booze Hound".

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at May 13, 2005 11:45 AM | TrackBack Print-friendly version
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