Tyrone's Search for the Giant Rat

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Mammalogist Tyrone Lavery had heard rumors of a giant coconut-eating rat living somewhere, elusively, in the Solomon Islands. But after five years of searching, all he had to show for it was a mysterious poop.

That is, until the giant rat fell from the sky.

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This story was covered extensively by the press; read the article on FieldMuseum.org or check out additional coverage here: http://bit.ly/2LOJoHQ

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This episode concludes Season 1 of ExploreAStory! I hope you've enjoyed listening so far. We're taking a break, but in the meantime I'd love to hear from you so feel free to send any feedback or suggestions to ExploreAStory at Fieldmuseum dot Org.

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ExploreAStory is written and hosted by Emily Graslie, produced by Sheheryar Ahsan and Brandon Brungard, with music by Jason Weidner, and made with support from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

12 episodes available. A new episode about every 14 days averaging 21 mins duration .