Credit: FRANCIS CHEE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Timelapse footage of a decomposing rat (Rattus norvegicus). Carrion beetles (Silphidae) and other animals are feeding on the rat's tissues, exposing the teeth and bones of the skull. This is the fifth in a series of nine clips showing the decomposition of the rat over two weeks. For the full sequence, see clips K003 2675-2683.

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Decomposing rat

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Duration: 00:00:06.18

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 380.6M

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Capture format: Digital Image Sequence

Codec: Photo - JPEG

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