Season 36, Episode 12 Rat Attack

First Aired: February 24, 2009

An investigation of an odd phenomenon that occurs in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, where an indigenous species of bamboo blooms every 48 years, fueling a growth in the rat population. The result: The rodents run amok and eat crops, which in turn can cause famine.

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