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A child holds her pet rat. The Irulas depend on hunting and foraging for their daily food and livelihood. They hunt for rats in paddy fields and use their meat for food. They also adopt baby rats found in tunnels of the rats and keep them as pets.
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Being an Irula child
A child holds her pet rat. The Irulas depend on hunting and foraging for their daily food and livelihood. They hunt for rats in paddy fields and use their meat for food. They also adopt baby rats found in tunnels of the rats and keep them as pets.