Sunday, May 31, 2009


I just heard one of the autopsy experts on CSI describe a rat as a marsupial.

Rats are mammals, but they are not marsupials. I'm sure marsupials have pouches.


Egg said...

Must be them Austrian rats, downunder?

Skeeter said...

Not sure where CSI is supposed to happen but marsupial rats and mice are a diverse group of about 40 species of small, native carnivores of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, in the family Dasyuridae.
As indigines they are, of course, protected species. But as they look, behave and smell like placental rats and mice, I just kill them anyway, without checking for poucnes.

Skeeter said...

That doesn't look right.
Delete indigines insert indigenes.

RebeccaH said...

It's only you Antipodeans who have those exotic, marsupial vermin. In my part of the world, they're just vermin.