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Rats vs Humans: A Love Story

Rats vs Humans: A Love Story

Update: 2019-06-25
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Bringers of plague, schleppers of pizza slices, garbage gobblers. Rats have adapted over the millennia to survive and thrive in human company, much to our amazement and (often) disgust. But love them or hate them, our past and our future is bound up with these little hustlers. For more information on this episode visit nationalgeographic.com/overheard


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Rats vs Humans: A Love Story

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