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What are rats really like?
- Computer with internet access
- Color printer
- Digital camera
- 1 or 2 tame pet rats
- Typical office/craft supplies (such as paper, pens & poster-board)
The very mention of rats will make some people shudder with disgust. If you ask them why, they will often say, “It’s the tail.” Something about the rat’s hairless tail creeps people out. No one is quite sure why. And yet rats, by nature, are friendly, intelligent, harmless creatures. This project attempts to shed light on the true nature of rats.
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