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Rattus Rattus, the Black Rat

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Rattus Rattus, the Black Rat

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Besides terrorizing many a rodent-phobe, rats have served as vehicles for various human diseases throughout history. Along with fleas, they have been responsible for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague.

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