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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Experiment rat fails to co-operate with scientists; eludes capture; undertakes marathon swim to freedom. 

I was hoping the story of such an heroic rat would have had a happier ending. Like being given a name ('Thorpe the Rat'?) and being allowed to live in the gardens of the university where the scientists do their research.

But no.

After being on the run for 18 weeks, it was eventually killed in a trap baited with penguin meat.

I don't know whether to more indignant at the fate of the rat or the penguin.





is it time for a nap yet? i think so

Comments:
In the uk... when something escapes... we give them a home of their own... like the pigs... that ran away from the slaugther house... the whole country was trying to find them...
 
Joe, you are the first blogger to speak up for us rats. We generally get a bad press and little sympathy. It is pretty damn hard for me to use this keyboard, and I cannot afford professional PR. Thanks, mate.

Rattus Norvegicus
 
im so saddened by the state of affairs in this world.
 
"Keeping on top of the invading aliens is a constant battle for the New Zealand authorities."
That's the sentence that I like best in the article.
Regards,
 
Thats horable..... poor rats... damn us "superior" creatures and our crule nature
 
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