ORIGINALLY from Asia ,the brown rat
arrived in Britain around 250 years ago.
However, providing you have enough time to spare, a rat
can be kept alone as long as you give it plenty of attention.
The trick is to get every last rat
, and the tool is rodenticide pellets dropped by helicopters.
On average a rat
can give birth every 24 to 28 days and one pair can produce a colony of 2,000 per year.
The largest rat
ever recorded in Britain measured 2ft.
The Norway rat
or brown rat
(Rattus norvegicus) is a case in point.
Using these hairs, the rat
can feel its way through spaces in total darkness.
For Oregon Ballet Theatre's lavish 1993 production, designed by New Yorker Campbell Baird, she made no fewer than twelve rats
plus the Rat
King's head and paws, as well as a bear and a couple of hobbyhorses.
We are told that in lore and various anecdotal accounts, the rat
-king is a group of rats
inextricably and inexplicably bound together through the knotting of their tails.
has an almost total lack of myelin throughout its life span, which is only about three weeks," Dr.
The reader is met with the human world above ground and the rat
world below ground.
After completing all the activities, have students cut out the big rat
The first defence against a rat
infestation is to proof your home.
As many pet rat
owners know, rats
are highly social animals, says study coauthor Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, a psychologist at the University of Chicago.
Meetup Group has 425 local rat
fanciers and they work to educate the public and facilitate rat
rescues around the country.