Living with rats

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jul 26, 2014 in Rat Answers | Subscribe


Rats in a jar
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Staffan Vilcans Flickr.com )

Rats are the most dangerous and arguably repulsive small mammal known to humans. We’ve lived side-by-side with the rat for centuries though, they’re in our homes and on our streets. Rats shape our history and have even crept into our language: ‘you ratbag!’

Intelligent and socially ordered animals, they’re almost impossible to eradicate. But why would we want to get rid of an animal we share so much with?

Nick Franklin explores our weird relationship with rats.

Literary works quoted in the program are:

Rats Lice and History by Hans Zinsser

Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene

The Rat by Gunter Grass

The Famished Road by Ben Okri

The Reivers by William Faulkner

Article source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/living-with-rats/5590792

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Living with rats

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jul 26, 2014 in Rat Answers | Subscribe


Rats in a jar
Image:
(
Staffan Vilcans Flickr.com )

Rats are the most dangerous and arguably repulsive small mammal known to humans. We’ve lived side-by-side with the rat for centuries though, they’re in our homes and on our streets. Rats shape our history and have even crept into our language: ‘you ratbag!’

Intelligent and socially ordered animals, they’re almost impossible to eradicate. But why would we want to get rid of an animal we share so much with?

Nick Franklin explores our weird relationship with rats.

Literary works quoted in the program are:

Rats Lice and History by Hans Zinsser

Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene

The Rat by Gunter Grass

The Famished Road by Ben Okri

The Reivers by William Faulkner

Article source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/living-with-rats/5590792

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