|Rats in the News
||[Jun. 9th, 2005|03:40 pm]
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The BBC Radio programme One Planet is doing an episode on rats! It evidently aired today at 9:06 GMT. Haven't heard it yet, but an arhive is evidently available (RealPlayer).
It ties in with this BBC News article. They mention Robert Sullivan's book, which I also liked. Best quote from the article: "It's been said that in the urban jungle you're rarely more than 12 feet from rats doing what they like best: eating, playing, sleeping and having lots of sex - a bit like humans really."
Thanks to normanrafferty for the original link.
I'm curious--what about rats led you to choose them as "your" species?
I'm always intrigued by people's inspiration for stuff like that.
I don't honestly know. I've always liked rats and mice since I was a kid; looking back at my first kid's books, my favorites all had mice in them. "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" was one of the first novels I read on my own.
So I suppose that's the best answer I have. I just always liked rats! They're cute, intelligent, resourceful, dextrous, tenacious, ...
I always identified with the dragon in stories...they seemed so different and misunderstood. :>
Though I must admit a strong fondness for dragons, too. I doodled quite a number of them during boring high school classes. So I also have a bit of a draconic streak somewhere in there. But rats are still number one! (And easier to keep as pets.)
Dragons can be terrifically enigmatic and pensive. Another species with a "clever" stereotype.
I've always been fond of rats myself. Always loved Socrates [from the original, not the remade, 'Willard' movie] Grew up with rats and hamsters. Cute lil' critters
Current music: Dr. Reanimator - Move Your Dead Bones (heeeelp me!)
*Giggle* It's addictingly catchy, isn't it? :)
Aaaaaagh. Help me... My brain is leaking out my ears...