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Rodent Watch

One more reason to despise the harsh winter that just (finally!) passed—it probably did not kill off that many rats: "Although she described it as an 'educated guess,' Judy Chupasko, of the Mammalogy Department at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, said there are too many places for rats in a city to burrow in and wait out extreme cold for this winter to have caused a die-off." [Day]