Magawa is a bomb disposal rat and has been awarded the Animal Equivalent of the George Medal.
He scratches on top of a found landmine and has saved lives by his actions. I am in awe of the person who trained him as I cannot even get my beloved dog to sit half the time.
He is the charity’s most successful Hero Rat, having cleared more than 141,000 square metres of land – the equivalent of 20 football pitches, and that is some area covered for such little legs.
Magawa is trained to detect the chemical surrounding the bomb and all I can say is that I hope he continues to stay safe, and no harm comes to him and the medal is so very much deserved.
Rats are quite cute if you look at them. …….