Wild rats can be very cute animals too
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These photos are of cute wild rats! I know a lot of people don't even find pet rats cute, let alone wild ones, but I do and these have all been really friendly. At one point when I was laying on the floor taking these photos I felt something tickling my leg and when I look round there was one calmly strolling up the back of my leg! All of these were taken years ago, now I have re-edited the photos ready to be uploaded to this site, so I'm sorry if you have seen them before on my old web site. I did wonder if I should say where these wild rat photos were taken, the simple reason I decided I would say that they were in Alexandra Park in Hastings, East Sussex is that to be honest virtually every park in the UK has wild rats living in it!!! Us humans are messy creatures and leave lots of edible things behind when we have picnics, parties etc. in the park, so they are great places for little scavengers like these rats to not only survive, but to actually thrive! I'm sure they kill off a lot of the rats from time to time to reduce the numbers, something I can understand, but I still find sad as it's not their fault that our bad behaviour creates a great ecosystem for them to live in. Please be careful around rats, like any animals they can bite, especially if they feel threatened.