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Rat Fest 7/14

July 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bell Museum

“Rat Fest? is an all-day expo celebrating one of the most maligned and misunderstood creatures: the rat. Rat breeders, scientists, rat enthusiasts, and prize winning rats from around the state will come together to celebrate the rodent’s agility and intelligence, as well as its history and place in our ecosystem. “Rat Fest? goers will get a chance to meet Bell Museum Curator of Mammals Sharon Jansa and talk about current university research on wild rodent populations. Adoption representatives from Animal Humane Society will be on hand to answer questions about rats as pets, and experts from the museum’s Wildlife Information Line will be available to answer questions about living with wildlife. The event is part of the museum’s summer of celebrating “Animals Behaving Badly? —a series of events that playfully explores the quirks and calamities that can happen when wildlife and humans share each other’s backyards.

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