Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rats Want to Be Eaten By Cats

But it's not their fault. It's a parasite, one which we also carry.

3 comments:

flowergardengirl said...

I got a bit sick thinking I had the parasite too. Very interesting young lady who wrote that article. I'm reading her blog now. I am reading about her book on immortality cells. Fascinating.

our friend Ben said...

Er. Having more than a passing acquaintance with rats, I can only say that I've never seen a rat who wanted to be eaten by anybody. And I've never seen a cat who would go near a grown rat!

Benjamin Vogt said...

Anna--You ought to read her dad's memoir, In the Shadow of Memory (he's also a poet). It's a fascinating exploration about a brain disease he contracted on an airplane, and the science (And personal familial history) that might have helped it get rooted in him.
OFB--More than a passing acquaintance? Do I want to know?