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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Oh ICK! ICK a Hella Lot!

While walking home from my train this evening, I saw an icky - and I mean VERY icky - sight. It should have been a tranquil walk, especially having to endure 25 minutes of pompous Ivy League college boys. But no. Not today. Not along this street.

As a woman was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk, a rat the size of a chipmunk (tiny by Chicago standards) threw itself under her tire! Was the rat injured? Aw hell no! It just wandered away, like that was par for the course.

And really, it's times like this that I know rats will survive nuclear fallout; along with cockroaches, Twinkies, and polyester leisure suits.


*EDIT* I should add that The Targo squealed (perhaps, like a little girl) when I told him this story. Rats freak the bejeebus out of him.


Nicole P. said...

I'm adding that to my list of things I won't miss about Chicago.


Anonymous said...

Ick! Ick! Ick!

I need to find the Dettol now and wash myself down. Ick!

alyndabear said...

Groooooooooss. That's a BIG rat. I prefer squirrels, myself!

slinger said...

I was waiting for the Blue Line once and saw a HUGE rat scamper across the tracks and go under the platform. I didn't really react, even though I had never seen one as big as a Miniature Collie before, but I guess I am just stone cold like that!

Marianne said...

Dude... That's brave. We seriously saw a cat-sized rat once. I admit, that one gave me the heebie-jeebies a bit. Blech!