NOVA

Rat Attack

  • Season 36
  • , Episode 12  | 
  • Aired: 2/24/2009
    • Length: 19:50:49
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Every 48 years in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, an indigenous species of bamboo blooms, spurring an explosion in the rat population which feeds off the bamboo's fruit. The rats run amok, destroying crops and precipitating crippling famine. NOVA investigates the botanical mystery of why the bamboo flowers and why the rats attack with clockwork precision every half-century.

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