sand rat

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Related to Fat Sand Rat: Psammomys obesus, Rat De Sable
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Noun1.Sand rat - small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areassand rat - small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
2.Sand rat - southern European gerbilsand rat - southern European gerbil    
gerbil, gerbille - small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
genus Meriones, Meriones - a genus of Cricetidae
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The sand fly is harboured by the fat sand rat and is extremely resistant to traditional poisons and Rentokil said a specific strategy was needed to combat its spread.
Please meet a cool creature known as the fat sand rat.
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