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  • Petco lawsuit: 10 y/o dies from Rat-bite fever 2 weeks after rat bought at Petco
    Petco lawsuit: 10 y/o dies from rat-bite fever 2 weeks after rat bought at Petco
    A Petco lawsuit has been filed by the family of 10-year-old Aidan Pankey who died from rat-bite fever (RBF) just two weeks after having bought a pet rat from Petco. “The Pankey family is filing a lawsuit against Petco claiming various causes...
  • Infected rat kills boy, family sues Petco for negligence
    Infected rat kills boy, family sues Petco for negligence
    A San Diego family is still mourning the tragic death of their 10-year-old son who they say died from aninfected ratthey purchased from Petco. According to a Feb. 26 report from the Associated Press via ABC News, the family has now filed a lawsuit...
  • A rat infected with bacteria kills a young boy
    Infected rat: 10-year-old dies from bacterial infection, Petco sued by family
    An infected rat has led to a 10-year-old boy dying from a serious bacterial infection. Now, a grieving couple from San Diego is suing Petco after saying their son contracted the fatal disease from his pet rat. ABC News reports this Tuesday, Feb....
  • Infected Rat
    Infected rat: Child dies from his infected pet rat; family now suing Petco
    An infected rat, purchased by a San Diego family, has led to the death of a 10-year-old boy, who reportedly contracted a serious bacterial infection. The family says the infection was passed to the boy from the rat, and Petco is to blame.According...
  • Rat tail is a 96-year-old's birthday cake surprise in gross out birthday gala
    Rat tail is a 96-year-old's birthday cake surprise in gross out birthday gala
    Let’s hope Joe Valente’s previous 95 birthday wishes went a little better than his 96th. The Commack, New York resident said he found a rat’s tail and other rat parts in his store bought apple ring cake.According to Fox News on...
  • City critters: The rat
    City critters: The rat
    We may not usually think of it as "wildlife," but one wild animal that can be seen easily in New York City is that familiar subway-track scurrier, the brown, or Norway, rat. It is also known as the gray rat, wharf rat, water rat, sewer...
  • Hackers often post and share images and videos of their victims
    How many computer 'slaves' are unknowingly monitored from their webcams?
    Jared James Abrahams, 19, a computer science student from Temecula, California, was arrested after he revealed online images taken surreptitiously to his victims, known as "slaves" in hacker forums, for the purposes of extortion, as...
  • Cameron Douglas
    Cameron Douglas beaten in prison for being 'rat'
    Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas’ son was beaten in prison. According to a prison insider, the heroin addict had a bounty put on his head by a captain of a crime family.A New York City mobster put a word that he would pay a $100 bounty...
  • The History Of Pet Rats
    The History Of Pet Rats
    Many people (myself included) adore their pet rats, others are completely repulsed by the idea of having a rodent as a pet. Love them or hate them, few people know the history of the pet rat. The pet rat is actually a domesticated brown rat, which...
  • Rats tested with and without hunger hormone (ghrelin)
    The solution to obesity: Stopping the “hunger hormone”
    Scientists have discovered that the hormone ghrelin increases a person’s cravings to consume high-calorie sources of foods, such as sweets and carbohydrates, regardless of having a full stomach. In a recent study, researchers ran tests on...
  • McDonald
    Man watches as rat is killed in McDonald's and films the cleanup
    Imagine walking into a McDonald’s restaurant and ordering a 20 piece McNugget meal. As you are waiting for the meal to be served, chaos breaks out behind the counter as a rodent is discovered in the kitchen. As if seeing a rat in the kitchen...
  • Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Mouse, Rat & Hampster
    Kaytee issues a recall on mouse, rat and hamster food
    Los Angeles pet owners of mice, rats and hamsters should be aware that Kaytee Pet Products is recalling a single batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster small animal food due to possible Salmonella contamination.The foods...
  • Rat
    Sacramento shelter proves James Cagney was wrong about rats
    "You dirty, double-crossing rat" is a classic put-down, made famous by Jimmy Cagney’s character in the film Blonde Crazy. And while Cagney may have been a star in many ways, he clearly didn’t know a thing about rats.Or at...
  • brown rat
    Save a rat, make a furry friend
    San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Chroniclereported last Thursday that San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control took in over 100 rats from a hoarder earlier this week. When interviewed, Kat Brown, Deputy Director of SFACC, confirmed that...
  • The Chinese Zodiac 2011 – Part 2 of 2 – Pics
    The Chinese Zodiac 2011 – Part 2 of 2 – Pics
    In Part 2, we conclude the story for the Chinese Zodiac. If you missed Part 1, read it here.All the animals started running and swimming to get to the other side.See the photo gallery here. The ox was about to finish in first place when the rat...