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Do I have a rat here?

Fingers for scale.

It’s too big for a mouse, but it seems small for a rat. It’s not chubby enough for a vole or wood rat or any woodland creature of that kind. It just looks wrong for Norvegicus to me.

I got it in a mouse trap. It’s way too big for a mouse trap. It caught him in the upper thigh, so I’m not at all sure why he died. Shock, I guess. Poor wee beastie.

Oh, I just realized. Apologies to any of you who might be rat phobic. My grandma was so severely rat phobic she probably would have stopped speaking to me forever for this post.

October 24, 2020 — 6:27 pm
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