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Rodents Of Unusual Size

A maintenance worker at a Brooklyn housing project speared this three-foot rat after residents reported seeing several such behemoths darting around the complex. Rodent experts say these ROUS's are the Gambian pouched rat, which was once a popular pet until being banned after having been found to carry the monkeypox virus. Despite what some residents believe, the Gambian rat is genetically unable to breed with local rats and these discarded pets will simply vanish at the end of their life span. SO THEY SAY. There were more than one....

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