Aw, Rats

For years, Jonah roamed the moors of the internet in search of a particular kind of expert to host on the Remnant, but his efforts seemed in vain. At last, however, his sacrifices to Baal have been answered. Today, Dr. Michael H. Parsons, an expert on rodentology at Fordham University, joins the program to discuss everything you could possibly want to know about rats, their behavior, and why controlling them in urban areas is so difficult. What does rat culture look like? How do rats really feel about people? Why are certain cities plagued by them while others seem untainted? And should you be concerned by Jonah’s exceptionally good mood?

Show Notes:

Dr. Parsons: “Better rat control in cities starts by changing human behavior”

Dr. Parsons: “Revealing the secret lives of urban rats”

The Norway rat

Dr. Kelly Lambert’s rat research

Rats vs. feral cats

Does New York have more rats than people?

The Remnant with Matt Ridley

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