Not all rats deserve a bad rap

CRITTER TAIL Rodents among us

As an individual who lives in an old mobile home in the heavily vegetated countryside of rural Agoura, I have been at war with home-invading rodents for eons.
Yet I must admit my favorite character in children’s literature is the water rat known affectionately by his comrades as “dear old Ratty” in “The Wind in the Willows.”
When an unseen creature in my bedroom’s wall is noisily chewing through my house’s insulation and wiring, however, images of a gra...

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