A team of scientists helped eradicate the island of the animals in 2008 and the isle has slowly rebounded.
Step one: Learn where the fear of the rodents is coming from.
These two shrew-rats from the Philippines slurp earthworms and hop like tiny kangaroos.
Warmer winters allow rats to breed into the previously too-cold months.
Rodent studies show a connection to cognitive function.
Tail wags, rat giggles, and horse snorts.
Invading rodents are mucking up the food chain.
We could use their unique talents to develop better chemo drugs.
It's a beautiful day for bacteria.
Some neighborhoods foster greater rat diversity.
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