Spiky Rat Uses Plant Poison to Turn Its Hair Deadly
In 2011, scientists discovered that the rats lace their fur with a deadly poison.
Jesse, posted on 03/16/2021, 372 views
STEPHANIE HIGGINS, Tiny Fox Lab
In 2011, scientists discovered that African crested rats – fluffy, rabbit-sized furballs from East Africa – lace their fur with a deadly poison. The rats chew leaves and bark from the poison arrow tree and apply their now-toxic spit to their hair. – Tiny Fox Lab Facts
Preview photo credit: STEPHANIE HIGGINS