Rats vs rats

Susan Hayek susanann@sbcglobal.net
Thu, 02 Sep 2004 16:48:07 PDT
>I seem to recall from the halcyon days of my undergraduate studies
>in Pasadena, California that the palms lining some streets were (so
>the story goes) infested with "tree rats." Allegedly, these would
>set up housekeeping in the tangle of dead fronds near the top of
>each palm.

**I believe the tree rats in Pasadena are real rats not squirrels.
Southern CA is a perfect place for rats to reside. The weather is 
nice, there's plenty of food to eat (oranges and other fruits year 
round), and the estates in the wealthy areas make for perfect cover 
(with a pool, no less).
We have rats up here (real ones), but they are not so interested in 
my bulbs as in the chicken house. They live in the brush piles and 
the brambles.


susan, who is.....
owned by Jasper & Schubert the Standard Poodles, Gracie the 
Rhodesian, Pup-Quiz the Basenji and their Basenji brother, Jones.... 
on the North Coast of CA, USA
Zone 9
susanann@sbcglobal.net, copyright 2004

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