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June 11, 2013

 

Rats, humans, and other vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that already had a system of muscles for moving the eyes

Double Vision Normal For Rats

Rats have a strikingly different visual system than our own, one that is carefully attuned to their unique needs.

January 5, 2011

 

Opossum playing possum

Why Do Opossums Hang Upside Down By Their Tails?

Are Opossums related to rats? Why do they enter a comatose like state?

August 2, 2010

 

mouse_trap

The World’s Largest Rat!

You'd need a massive trap and whole wheel of cheese to catch this 13.2-pound beast.

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