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Rats are rapidly gaining popularity across the shores of the country for being courageous. Well, here are a few things you probably didn’t know about rats:

Rats Can Chase People Out of Their Offices: Case In Point, read the tweets below:

1. Rats are social animals:

Take a closer look at the rats in your neighbourhood; if one rat lives alone, it becomes so depressed and lonely. Rats when happy produce a sound similar to laughter to show their excitement. When one is sick or weak, the others stay to look after it. They also succumb to peer pressure like humans.

2. They are sharp animals:

Rats are considered to be more intelligent than mice, rabbits, and so on. Smart little critters have good memories, that is why when they find a direct route, they never forget it.

3. Rats are very Shy Animals:

Although they are said to be extremely curious, they run away at the sight of a potential threat.

4. They are clean:

Rats are extremely conscious of their looks as they spend hours grooming themselves and their groups. Nigerian Rats, sef, well you can find those ones inside the sewers.

5. Body Parts:

Their tail gives them a sense of balance while their whiskers help them to interpret the environment as they have poor eyesight

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This article was first published on 23rd August 2017


Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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  • Kay

    I thought these guys only infest my kitchen, I wonder what they are eating in some people’s office.

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