Discovered: A Giant, Tree-Dwelling Rat that Munches Coconuts

The mysterious tale of the giant rat of Sumatra was famously “a story for which the world is not yet prepared,” according to Sherlock Holmes. Now, after years of searching, researchers have discovered a new tree-dwelling, coconut-piercing species of giant rat in the Solomon Islands—it measures 18-inch rodent that researchers finally tracked down after years of searching.

The isolated nature of the Solomon Islands, a nation that lies roughly a thousand miles northwest of Australia, have le

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