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Name:  Dawn
Status:  other
Age:  20s
Location: N/A
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
Do rats attack and eat human beings?


Replies:
Only the two legged kind (-; known to belong to the taxon Homo sapiens rattus The variety is widely distributed among the genus Homo and is known in corporate rings as a back-stabbing corporate carnivore. Various studies have been done on the genetic variety to determine whether it is an ecological threat or simply a social nuisance.

PF


Rats are very cautious around humans. Like most other animals, they are in fear of any animal larger than they are. When cornered, they may defend themselves. Attack, no.

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