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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sniff, Ubu, Sniff! Good Dog!  

Proof that dogs can do anything: Biosecurity officers in Australia have trained a labrador retriever to sniff out populations of the invasive South American electric ant (Wasmannia auropunctata). The article has a gallery of accompanying photos that claim to show "Ofira the electric ant dog" in action but are really just incredibly cute shots of the dog playing fetch (well, ok, there are a couple of shots of the ants too :-)).

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