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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 In 1940 the US military developed "bat bombs", bombs that exploded bats with mini bombs strapped to their backs. Once the bomb full of bats bombs exploded the bats flew into the enemy's warehouses and when the mini bombs went off the warehouses exploded. (Mother Nature Network) INTERESTING FACTS "Relying on animals trainedin the art of war is a tacit asold as war itself. Ancient warriors bred dogs forfighting; horses carriedsoldiers into the fray throughoutEurope for centuries, beginningbefore the Roman conquest." ( U.S. News Digital Weekly) "Homing pigeons were widely usedby both American and Britishforces during World War II. In fact,the U.S. Army had an entire Pigeon Breeding and Training Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J., where the pigeonswere trained to carry small capsulescontaining messages, maps,photographs and cameras." (Mother Nature Network) DID YOU KNOW... THAT ANIMALS WORK IN THE MILITARY? Insect Cyborgs, sounds creepy right? Well, they'reactually really cool."Scientists implant electroniccontrols into insectsbodies during the early stages ofmetamorphosis and allow tissue to grow around them.The insects can then be tracked, controlled and used to gather or transmit information." (Mother Nature Network) "Anti-tank dogs were used by the Soviet Unionduring World War II to fight German tanks.Dogs with explosives harnessed to their backswere trained to seek food under tanks whenthe dog was underneath the vehicle a detonatorwould go off, triggering an explosion". (Mother Nature Network) "During the Cold War, the CIA attempted to transform an ordinary domestic cat into a sophisticated bugging device as part of Operation Acoustic Kitty. The idea was to surgically alter cats so they could eavesdrop on Soviet conversations from park benches and windowsills." (Mother Nature Network) You know how honeybeescan "sniff" out pollen? Well,now people are putting thatto work, to sniff out bombs! (Mother Nature Network) In 1970 the United kingdom's M15thought about using a team oftrained gerbils to detect terroristsflying into Britain. (Mother Nature Network) In the US Navy Sea Lions carrya spring clamp in their mouththat can be attached to a person'sleg. Once it is attached, sailors canpull the person onto the boat usinga rope that is attached to the springclamp. (Mother Nature Network) In the Polish Army,Voytek,a 6-foot250 lb. bear, was trained to carryammunition and mortar shells during battle. (Mother Nature Network) By: Lauren Earley Dolphins have been used in the US navy for 40 years.In the navy they circle USmilitary bases 24/7 to lookfor intruders. (Mother Nature Network)
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