Originally Posted by cookesoul
What would it be like to be able to have a super keen sense of smell? I mentioned a dog only because I'm unaware of other animals that may have even better senses of smell. What do you guys/gals think???
According to a program I saw on TV a while ago on forensic crime investigation, the animal with the keenest sense of smell is the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. These pigs are almost blind, so nature compensated by giving them an incredibly powerful sense of smell. Police in the USA train them up and use them to sniff out drugs etc.
Bloodhounds were highly rated as well, although not in the same league as the Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.
I realize this is all a bit off topic, but fascinating if you're in to trivia!