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Siamese rats

The One and Only Captain Smudge

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andRebecca McLeod,
andRodent Ramblings
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by Rebecca McLeod



Smudge came from humble beginnings. Born somewhere in Alberta (the supposedly “rat-free” province), he was presumably one of several in a mass-produced litter of Himalayan marked rats. Due to the ignominy of not having his testicles descend at five weeks, he was mistaken for a female and shipped along with his sisters and a similarly delayed brother to a pet store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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