Weird, wonderful - and sometimes downright unbelievable - dispatches from the front line of the animal kingdom. By Augustus Brown.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The Sweet Science Of Rat Boxing
Latin America has produced more than its fair share of great boxers. But even the toughest streetfighter would have had his hands full in the ring against the rats a team of scientists filmed fighting in the Peruvian jungle. The rodent rivals were captured sparring with each other in a clearing. And as the Smithsonian film footage shows anything goes in the world of rat boxing.