This obsessive studying of rat behavior has gone too far. We’ve been subjected to the results of studies that analyzed rat eating habits, rat stress management, rat social behavior and rat spending trends. Rat mothers and rat babies have been subjected to all sorts of unusual stimuli in the name of science, elevating these detested vermin into the realm of respected medical pioneers.
Each study, of course, draws parallels to human behavior. The result is, I’ve found myself rethinking my shock and awe campaign against the rats in my crawl space and have even been tempted to start feeding and caring for them as kindred spirits.
The most recent study that I discovered on my research venue of choice, CNN.com, takes the rat/human comparison studies into areas I’d rather not know about. Apparently, it is now possible to “drive female rats mad for sex”