Dr Rulon Clark and his colleagues at San Diego State University have been studying rats that have developped a way to escape deadly snake attacks - by leaping in the air, kicking and bouncing. Dr Rulon Clark nicknamed them "Ninja rats".
Image: a Ninja rat leaping in the air to escape deadly snake attacks
The 'Ninja rats' taking on snakes - and winning
Dr Rulon Clark grew up loving snakes - but is behind the recent viral videos of amazing rats. Along with colleagues at the San Diego State University, he's been filming rats taking on venomous snakes in the Arizona desert. Who wins? The clue is in the rodent's new nickname: 'Ninja rat'. Emily Webb spoke to Dr Rulon for Outlook.
Image: a 'Ninja Rat' in the Arizona desert