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Happy Belated World Rat Day

Did you know that World Rat  Day is April 4th?  Me neither, until fairly recently.

As a compost care-taker, I am engaged in a never-ending struggle to keep rats out of my various compost systems, because the last thing I want is for folks to associate these activities with our little rodent friends. 305 more words

April 19, 1944

Wednesday

Rats made a racetrack out of the hut last night. Kept me awake quite a long while. We moved into the Quonset huts last night, and find they are much drier than the tents. 223 more words

Exotic Pet Breeder Who Had 20K Dead, Dying Reptiles Ordered To Pay Restitution

RIVERSIDE (AP) — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution. 345 more words

News

Through the Eyes of a Misanthrope

Vile slugs
Leaving a slimy footpath
A wake
A disruption of disgust

Filthy pigs
Rooting their feculent snouts
Grunting
Wallowing in their own shit

Diseased rats… 12 more words

Poetry

Nutty

Artemis & Amelia indulge in ecstatic thievery over something rarely in da house – peanut M&Mmmmms, oh my!

Rats

BEDA: Furry Little Nightmares

So, when I’m not cooking tasty things, I’m generally feeding the leftovers to my live in composters: my rats. And I’ve never talked about them on here before, or even mentioned them in passing. 532 more words

Chatter

The Human Robot.

I watched a documentary on youtube about human-like robots, http://youtu.be/imc4xQDp_Fs.  Topics ranged from robots that can walk on two legs, display physical emotion, perform tasks to weird topics such as controlling rats with micro-chips and replacing human body parts with cybernetic components. 315 more words