This article is from the WSSF 2013 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.
Submitted by Burt Weiner, CA
Did You Know? One species of bamboo rat can grow up to 20 inches long, and weigh up to 8 pounds. They feed on bamboo and the roots of plants and are considered an agricultural pest. They are an important food source for the native people and in the southwest areas of China, they are a source of income for farmers who breed these large muskrat-looking rodents for food and pelts.