Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Complicated, Inconclusive Truth Behind Rat Kings

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A rat king is a term for a number of rats whose tails are intertwined and bound together by one of several possible mechanisms, such as entangling material like hair or sticky substances like sap.

The number of rats joined together varies from a few to as many as 30. Rat kings occur so rarely that they have sometimes been thought to be cryptids, but there are several well-attested modern occurrences.

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