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Argranade
03-26-2007, 09:31 PM
Can this actualy happen, I mean I geuss it can but I mean HUH!?

http://toronto.craigslist.org/pet/300962186.html

Karen
03-26-2007, 09:40 PM
I doubt it, and craiglist has removed the posting.

CathyBogart
03-26-2007, 09:45 PM
Nope, it's not possible. They were probably gerbils or degus.

IRescue452
03-26-2007, 09:46 PM
No, they have different chromosome counts I believe. A mouse is much closer related to a rat, and in laboratories, most rat-mouse hybrid embryos only get to a point where the cells split a few times and then die.

Giselle
03-27-2007, 01:15 AM
Ahh, the wonders of speciation and evolution. Gotta love nature!