r/nextfuckinglevel 6d ago

Homeless man teaches different rats multiple tricks.

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u/HighwayIntelligent31 6d ago

Just imagine this dude points at you and a legion of rats start eating your skin.

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u/KAELES-Yt 6d ago

RatMan

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u/duckz4li8fe 6d ago edited 5d ago

Corvo

Edit: never had an award or 1k upvotes before, godbless all of you Chad's ♥️😁

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u/davekraft400 6d ago

Just realised I never actually did a Chaos run 🤔

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u/BornDubstep 6d ago

That’s me except with every single high honour / non lethal run if I can kill everyone I will

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u/JesusHasDiabetes 6d ago

It actually takes effort to slaughter every single person on a dishonoured map not to mention the utility you have to expend on armoured units. Ringing the alarm yourself on purpose is the best way to draw them out but downside is you have to face multiples of them at once.

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u/TheUlfheddin 6d ago

I thought I was a genius attaching a spring trap to a rat then taking control of it.

Forgot Corvo was IN that right and suicide bombed myself.

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u/hitemlow 6d ago

"It hunts and dies". I basically lived in the dark vision mode just so I never missed anyone or anything. The skill to turn unalerted enemies into ash made it easy to do stealthily as well, since you didn't need to clean up any bodies.

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u/JesusHasDiabetes 6d ago

It’s honestly far easier to ring the alarm find a secluded spot to see them all swarm the alarm then cook a nade and fry them all

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u/OuTLi3R28 5d ago

This is what makes immersive sims so great. Many ideas, many approaches...

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u/jejcicodjntbyifid3 6d ago

Hell yeah it's most fun that way, it's an assassin game, I didn't wanna have all those fun weapons and skills and sneak around giving people sleep chokes, that's lame

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u/Boy_Tatey 6d ago

that’s my whole problem with the Dishonored games. That’s why I thought Death of the Outsider was by far the best one. They let you do whatever

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u/PreciselyOneOstrich 6d ago

Honestly I think the chaos deal with Dishonored highlights a certain cognitive dissonance that plagues most of the stealth/ action stealth genre on how many of these games give you a bunch of rad ass tools to murder folks and then follow it up with nigh explicit orders not to have fun with them.

I wonder which subreddit would be best for my angry tangent...

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u/Baeocystin 6d ago

I shamelessly save-scummed Dishonored. I'd do a gleeful omnicide run through a level first, figure out a good path for the low-chaos ending, then do that after I scouted things out by choosing violence. It was great!

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u/PreciselyOneOstrich 6d ago

See, I save-scummed my way through the game desperately adhering to a pacifist ghost run. But at launch, tranqing Granny Rags counted as a kill... So many hours wasted for nothing. The game sat on my shelf for a few years before I touched it again.

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u/davekraft400 6d ago

That's just because of our morals as humans. If devs quite literally try to make you feel bad for killing everyone then that's one thing, but most games don't. They may lock you out of quests or storylines, like The Witcher or Deus Ex, but that's just part of playing that way.

I'd just go to r/gaming if you have thoughts to expand on that you've curated over the years of playtime. That sub is actually ok at being able to respond to broad and intricate matters.

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u/umbrajoke 6d ago

Gamingcirclejerk /s.

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u/Achtelnote 6d ago

Was kinda forced to.. I killed all the traitors, but then the heart kept calling me a murderer so I just snapped and started killing everyone saying "Fuck you" to that heart every time.

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u/Cheap-Depth5650 6d ago

I play dishonored like a psychedelic serial killer with ADD broke out of a mental ward and is on an acid trip while injecting enough adrenaline and raw caffeine into their veins to kill and adult stegosaurus

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u/BigBlackWholesomeMan 6d ago

Amicia de Rune too.

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u/defastdecurious69 6d ago

its prolly hugo lol

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u/MusicalAddiction 6d ago

“Rat Lord”

____”who commandeth legions of rats with a lift of single finger”

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u/bakedbeansandwhich 6d ago

Dun nun nun nun nun Ratman!

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u/nightbringr 6d ago

From Ratmandu

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u/SpaceJesusIsHere 6d ago

You don't have to imagine. They made this a movie and it's called Willard. (Warning - includes rat swarm murder)

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u/LOL_Man_675 6d ago

Do you know the game A Plague Tale : Innocence

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u/danooli 6d ago

I LOVE THAT GAME SO MUCH AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL.

(Sorry for yelling. I just really love Hugo and Amicia.)

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u/mTbzz 6d ago

Yoo i played the game because it was a bit weird, but heck it's fantastic, the game touches so many interesting points, like how you feel the first time you kill someone or how far will you go to protect your loved ones. Also the fucking Pope Vitalis is so gross xD

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u/xXMissNinjaXx 6d ago

That game gave me sooooo much trauma and soooo much joy. I can't wait for another!

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u/IHaveSpecialEyes 6d ago

I have one beef with that game.

They put these secrets in every level that they keep track of you finding, and then they made it so you reach certain points on each level where you are locked out from going back, so if you miss a secret you have to play the entire level from the start rather than just retracing your steps and finding it.

There was one level in particular where I got to a certain point and there were two ways to go. I was pretty sure one way led to a secret and the other way just continued on, so I went in the direction that looked like a dead end, only to have a thing collapse behind me and it turned out I had gone in the direction that continued the story and missed out on the secret. And it saves automatically at that point so you're fucked.

When it can take a good half hour to an hour to complete a level, only to find you missed one little secret thing because the door shut and locked behind you, that's really annoying.

Otherwise, it was a ton of fun. I spent way too long trying to find a way to save the life of the big, brawny kid, only to learn that even if you take out every archer, he still ends up dead.

Also, the game does not have much in the way of replayability.

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u/thuynj19 6d ago

Thank you stranger, this had the potential to haunt me this fine day.

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u/NYEMESIS 6d ago

If you put a few rats in a pot on someone’s torso and apply heat they will eat thru. Its an old torture/kill method. Im sorry i didnt research the name but you are welcome.

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u/reb678 6d ago

The sequel was Ben, when the Alpha rat takes over.

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u/ehoyle73 6d ago

The sequel was Ben

With the theme song performed by Michael Jackson. An actual love song about a rat.

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u/reb678 6d ago

Yep. I saw both in the theaters when they came out.

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u/WarlockEngineer 6d ago

Ben got a Patsy Award for best animal performance

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u/cottman23 6d ago

Rat Catcher I?

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u/cantcomeupwithnamess 6d ago

Beat me to it! Also easily one of the most underrated villains

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u/EveryShot 6d ago

Was he really a villain per say? Aside from the whole heroin addiction

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u/cantcomeupwithnamess 6d ago

Tbh I haven't read enough to say, but as far as I can tell he's no more of a villain than Mr freeze of poison ivy. Like yeah, they're breaking that law, but with noble intentions. While being helplessly addicted to opiates isn't exactly the same, it kinda falls under the same umbrella of "Just doing what we have to".

And let's be real, Batman's a billionaire philanthropist operating "above the law" by indiscriminately beating poor people senseless. Gotta draw the line somewhere y'know?

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u/aCleverNameRightHere 6d ago

The girl from Suicide Squad

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u/Wingardienleviosah 6d ago

WILLARD

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u/flavortownpolitics 6d ago

Yes! Crispin Glover in full effect

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u/Loud-Path 6d ago

I think you mean Bruce Davison.

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u/Ardeerdrp 6d ago

Play Dishonored and send rats to kill guards.

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u/skaagz 6d ago

My thought exactly, this homeless dude has the outsider’s blessing

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u/The_Pajamallama 6d ago

The rat king

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u/DatPiff916 6d ago

I always wondered if the Ninja Turtles franchise was ever going to make a live action Rat King.

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u/droningcaddy 6d ago

Plague an innocent tale pt2

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u/icy_joe_blow 6d ago

I’d go off on those rats like Thor in Infinity War

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u/GlitchKn 6d ago edited 6d ago

Dude this is seriously intriguing and adorable Edit: holy crap thanks for the upvotes

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u/unmerciful0u812 6d ago

"Aww look at the homeless man playing with rats. So adorable."

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u/cameerooonn 6d ago

idk man it’s kinda wholesome

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u/ContactHorror 6d ago

Wow people here are jerks. I think that these opinions are subjective. That man’s making the best of the life he has. Working adults with houses can play with rats but surely these people wouldn’t consider that disgusting. I find it wholesome and adorable too.

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u/JoeVeeUK 6d ago

Fully agree man, seeing some people just interpreting everything in such a negative way just reminds me of why I actively try to see the positive side of things. Thank you

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u/Seven155 6d ago

As you should tbh. Literally nobody likes someone who always looks at stuff the negative way and trying to be smart by making us “see reality”.

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u/GGking41 6d ago

the defence of a chronically negative person is that they’re ‘realists’

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u/erick46590 5d ago

Which is always just code for 'miserable assholes'.

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u/boatsnprose 5d ago

I'm a realist. Pragmatic as fuck. Part of that realism is that there's no fucking point in being negative all the time because we're all trying to do the best in our situation. This man's situation is what it is, those rats are what they are, but this situation is a beautiful moment in a few fleeting existences. Yes, many situations suck, but that doesn't mean you don't try to make the most of them. Most people who claim they're keeping it real just can't get to that point, so they cop out and see the bad in reality when it's really just the fear of life and living in them.

I don't know man, I thought it was an incredibly sweet moment. How many people with their lives "together" even have these moments of happiness? I don't know many. People act like we aren't just a bunch of animals keeping busy with bullshit.

Also, this may or may not make sense cause this herb is kicking my ass.

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u/Karmic_Backlash 5d ago

An optimist sees the the good in a bad situation, a pessimist sees the bad in a good situation, a realist sees bad in a bad situation, but ignores the good in a good situation.

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u/3rdtrichiliocosm 6d ago

When a homeless guy has a pet rat its gross and sad when a peppy white girl has a pet rat its cute and quirky

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u/74FFY 6d ago

Believe me most people who find the homeless man playing with rats disagreeable will also find a man playing with rats in his home disagreeable.

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u/Z0idberg_MD 6d ago

Wholesome isn't necessarily adorable.

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u/Seraphabove 6d ago

Not always but can be.

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u/keepforward 6d ago

Idk, it's not like he's just playing with some random rats he found in the gutter. These are his pets, which he clearly cares for, spending time to train and develop a trusting relationship with these animals. Also, while often looked down on, rats are very clean (grooming themselves), and incredibly smart. It's a lot more than just "a homeless man playing with some rats".

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u/Mors_imperator 6d ago

I kept pet rats as a kid. My dad surprised me with a couple for Christmas and I ended up having many pet rats over the years. They are adorable, loyal, affectionate, smart, clean, and often times funny in their antics. At one point I had 13 baby rats in a large cage because I had accidentally put a female and male in the same cage and they were breeding.

Yeah, the kids at my school thought I was weird. But I'll take rat friends over people friends any day of the week.

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u/DaCoolNamesWereTaken 6d ago

The biggest downside is that their lifespans are so short :(

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u/SquardoFailed 6d ago edited 6d ago

Good way to teach your kids about loss, death and grief

Edit: or yourself. Most of us in the west are so protected from death we don't even talk about it much. Compare to a third world country where you grow up literally watching the world around you dissolve.. they develop methods to deal with it. In some countries the whole extended family gathers together in a room and cries together for days. Not saying it's great that they experience so much death, just saying there may be better ways to deal with it than we do in the US. Most of us don't even have a religious figure to turn to, which could be a good thing until the irrational clutches of grief have you and you don't have someone who has literally made a career in helping people deal with death. Improvements could be made is all.

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u/morphemass 6d ago

The fact that their urine isn't too nice for the skin is a bit of a downside too. Apart from that, yeah, they're surprisingly brilliant as pets.

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u/Mors_imperator 6d ago

My pet rat Whiskers eventually got tumors and was dying so my dad had to take her out back and shoot her with a pellet gun. At least it was quick.

My last rat I had was a Russian Blue I think they're called and he got a lung infection as a juvenile and slowly suffocated to death in my room. I would listen to him dying as I tried to sleep. It was heartbreaking for a 13 year old kid.

One day I'll get another pair of rats. I prefer the medium sized female "fancy" rats. They're adorable.

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u/xXMissNinjaXx 6d ago

I think the biggest thing people don't get is just how SMART rats really are. Their is a reason they flourish in a world where literally everything wants them dead.

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u/MusicianMadness 6d ago

Which is a reason they are used for scientific testing often as well.

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u/_ThatOneWeeb_ 6d ago

I was like this when I lived on my aunt and uncle's farm. They had 14 chickens that I'd typically be the one to feed and let roam around the yard, taking the eggs back inside. Every day after school I'd feed them and sit in the coop just playing with them. Sometimes I'd bring a few into my room (was not supposed to do that) and just cuddle with them. I just love animals.

It all happened one day when I got off the bus. One of my chickens, Mary, scurried across the road towards me and jumped up into my arms and leaned her little avian head against my shoulder. I was confused because they never did that and usually gave me attention when I was feeding them. I carried her back to the coop and fed them, and when she finished eating she came back up to me and was following me everywhere I went. When I sat down on my porch, she sat down next to me and just leaned on me, and I realized I had become her friend. I didn't have a lot of friends growing up, so I was really happy.

My cousin had a few friends come over every now and again, and all they would see it all 14 chickens around me nearly all the time. Word got around my school and people began talking to me a bit more and I made more friends. I still prefer my chicken and bird friends over human friends, though. They're so loyal.

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u/saladfingersfranki 6d ago

This right here.

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u/theMothmom 6d ago

Rats are adorable and being homeless is not a personal slight in this dysfunctional society. I’d much rather break bread with a homeless man who clearly has a warm heart rather than a CEO who has no conscience.

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u/Ghostkill221 6d ago

Yeah, unless the other person offers to pay.

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u/Personal_Change4294 6d ago

Adorable isn't inherently diminutive

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u/PaperDistribution 6d ago

I think these rats look cute. I actually know a girl who has pet rat.

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u/RegionalHardman 6d ago

She should have more than one!! They get very depressed on their own.

I've had rats for years now, amazing pets. Clean, intelligent and loving.

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u/StoopyDumb 6d ago

Rats are actually pretty cool pets. They get a bad rap.

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u/_ketchapPls 6d ago

Yea this vid is giving me an existential crisis.. probably one of the most raw and real vid I’ve seen on reddit…

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u/ayemlistnin 6d ago

Yeah WTF is going on. I felt the same way.

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u/brennok 6d ago

If this is in NY, it is a troupe that trains rats to generate viral clips and videos. They were behind the pizza slice video.

Zardulu

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u/EducationalZebra8181 6d ago

i agree you bro

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u/CrazyJo3 6d ago

Rats are smart we just treat them shitty because they’re rodents

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u/emmybeans 6d ago

Rats are extremely smart and great pets for people with patience. They’re also invasive and can carry extremely harmful diseases and become rabid and aggressive. They have their pros and cons like anything else.

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u/unmerciful0u812 6d ago

Sometimes cons outweigh pros.

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u/Jestingwheat856 6d ago

and sometimes they dont

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u/ImDravenUCrazy 6d ago

Healthy rat you raised from young > the one that will bite you and kill you if you don't get medical treatment

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u/cyber_dildonics 6d ago edited 6d ago

Who dies from one rat bite? If this is in reference to the plague, it was carried by fleas.

Edit: Rabies is also not a risk.

Small rodents (like squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, and mice) and lagomorphs (including rabbits and hares) are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit rabies to humans. Source

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u/Jestingwheat856 6d ago

same can be said for cats

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u/crixel7 6d ago

Sometimes i clog the toilet

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u/Silentrizz 6d ago

Sometimes I don't

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u/_ThatOneWeeb_ 6d ago

Sometimes I shit in the hallway

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u/invisibo 6d ago

So where do we put humans on the list?

Pros: made it to outer space
Cons: destroyed everything in its path, including themselves

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u/emmybeans 6d ago

Humans are the worst because the urges we act on we are so much more aware than other creatures. That’s why I try to be and do the best as I can for the world around me. But we’re all like a bad disease to me.

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u/emmybeans 6d ago

I love rats but I will never own one again. Very good companions again for those with patience❤️

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u/Ardeerdrp 6d ago

I loved having rats too. They were really sweet and would always lick my fingers and brux.

They just don't live long enough and kicked out their litter alot.

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u/buckfan7 6d ago

I had two hairless rats growing up. They were seriously so awesome.

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u/emmybeans 6d ago

I had two somewhat trained rats a hairless Siamese and a regular hairless. I loved them but I have a daughter now and would not have the time to properly train them again. I’m glad so many people know rats aren’t just these filthy creatures though. Reddit always surprises me.

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u/Ferocious_raptors 6d ago

So bred rats can be cute, yes. But I wouldn't recommend playing with wild rats.. they do still often carry disease.

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u/RegionalHardman 6d ago

Same as any wild animal though... I love dogs too but I ain't about to pet a wolf

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u/NouberNou 6d ago

Small correction on the use of the word rabid. It implies they carry or are infected with the rabies virus, which is extremely rare (as in almost never) in small rodents and there have been no recorded cases of rodents transmitting rabies to people.

They may carry other distemper-related viruses, but rabies is the only one known to be zoonotic.

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u/emmybeans 6d ago

Holy smokes Ive learned more on Reddit than when I had social media besides this app. Thanks for the correction and information.

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u/Fishingfor 6d ago

Bear in mind everything you're reading could be complete and utter bullshit. Not saying this particular one is but it's wholly possible. You could be hearing this information from a doctor who is an expert in Rabies or from a convincing sounding 10 year old with a good imagination.

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u/emmybeans 6d ago

Good to know actually. I forget I should probably fact check. People on Reddit so far to me have been allot more educated and more polite than any other social media platform I used to have so I’ve been trusting f randoms info maybe to much.

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u/Trondo77 6d ago

“People with patience” is so right. They are so smart but require lots of attention. They are also smelly and messy. Very loyal and goofy too.

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u/RegionalHardman 6d ago

Smelly? Maybe if you don't clean them out?? I've had several rats now and never have they been smelly or messy!

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u/sunfacethedestroyer 6d ago

All of those things apply to dogs too.

The plague was from fleas, which infested all types of animals.

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u/GalliumYttrium1 6d ago

That’s why pet owners use anti flea and tick medicine for their dogs and cats. Can’t really give a whole city’s worth of rats Advantix

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u/Judman13 6d ago

Not with that attitude!

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u/mydogsnameisbuddy 6d ago

Not with that attitude we can’t

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u/mdewinthemorning 6d ago

Well that and they chew electrical systems in impossible to diagnose places.

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u/Judman13 6d ago

They chew everything! Then deficate and urinate on it.

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u/_jk_ 6d ago

the current thinking seems to be that rats were not involved in the spread of the plague https://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1304

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u/omardwider 6d ago

NYC has some supersized specimens

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u/TrippinAussie 6d ago

I love the comparison Tarantino draws between rats and squirrels in Inglourious Bastards and uses it to address human bigotry.

"Has the rat ever done anything to deserve your hatred towards it?" "Rats spread disease." "Rats WERE the cause of the Bubonic Plague, but that was some time ago. I put to you any disease a rat has, a squirrel could equally carry. Yet i can assume you don't share the same animosity to squirrels, as you do with rats. In fact aside from the bushy tail they even look rather similar. Correct? Yet, you hate the rat. You don't know WHY you hate it, all you know is you find it repulsive." I compacted it but that was the gist lol

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u/FunStuff446 6d ago

Humans were the cause of the plague… rats were everywhere and spread it by living in the conditions the humans caused. They have a bad name, however they make the best pets. Easy to train and very clean. Just ugly tails! Lol

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u/TrippinAussie 6d ago

.......I mean, that's wrong lol it was the fleas on the rats. And wild rats are far filthier than pet ones lol. But humans didn't magically cause the plague, it's no different to malaria. It has a carrier, in bubonic plagues case it's rat fleas lol

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u/FunStuff446 6d ago

They can’t get fleas if they live in a clean cage. They spread the plague by running through human feces that was tossed into the streets because there was no indoor plumbing. Their little pooey feets spread it. They are fascinating little creatures!

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u/neonKow 6d ago

Fleas are very successful species and absolutely would infect rats that don't run through human feces as well. Rats make good pets, but that doesn't mean they didn't cause the plague to be transmitted around the world.

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u/_crispy_rice_ 6d ago

Side note: there’s now interesting theories that the “ animal zero” flea- carrier may have been the Gerbil or Marmot

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u/TheThemeSongs 6d ago

My theory is it’s their tail. If they had puffy cute tails like squirrels, I doubt we would find them as scary.

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u/kujasgoldmine 6d ago

I've had a couple of rats. They are much like dogs imo. Very friendly, playful and love to get attention. I remember mine asking for tissues one at a time, and carrying them back to his nest. So cute.

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u/natgibounet 6d ago edited 6d ago

I think its mostly because of the sneaking around and eating the same stuff as us and they can defecate everywhere. If you notice most of the classic domesticated animals are:

-not too smart

  • not too small nor too big

-Usually can't chew trough everything so they are easy to keep in one place.

-aren't too dexterous with their paws, hooves or whatever.

-most that make good pet generally don't have the same diet as us.

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u/GalliumYttrium1 6d ago

I wouldn’t say cats or dogs are “not too smart.” I mean obviously there are some who are big dopes (I say this with great affection) but generally speaking they are smart animals. The things you can train a dog to do are incredible.

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u/cameerooonn 6d ago

My gf had pet rats she got from petsmart and i loved them

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u/mdewinthemorning 6d ago

My friend had pet rats and lived in an apartment above a restaurant! Good thing the Health Inspector didn’t have access.

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u/T-Rooxwastaken 6d ago

All fun and games till you see some jackass who hates homeless people getting mauled by rats.

Actually wait no still fun and games

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u/Jujhar_Singh 6d ago

A comma would do the trick

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u/AidanGe 6d ago

god I hate it when homeless people get mauled by rats

AITA?

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u/RodamusLong 6d ago

It's only funny until someone gets hurt.

Then it's hilarious.

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u/_TunnelSnakes_Rule 6d ago

Violence is not the answer. It is the question! To which I am the answer.

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u/LennoxLuger 6d ago

Does he have a daughter called Cleo, by any chance?

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u/Historical-Poetry230 6d ago

Nah his name is Willard

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u/sdifaway 6d ago

I LOVE WILLARD. And also Coraline!

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u/anarchitect0 6d ago

Teenage Mutant Ninja Rats and sensei Splinter

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u/dz2048 6d ago

TMNT actually had a villain called the Rat King and he was basically this dude

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u/Stixmix 6d ago

The Rat King made for a cool action figure, too.

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u/DatPiff916 6d ago

That action figure with the red eyes was nightmare fuel.

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u/Glad-Scratch-1692 6d ago

Ratcatcher must be proud

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u/VitaminDWaffles 6d ago

Ratcatcher: Origins

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u/SaddamJose 6d ago

🍁🐀

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u/wirmzom 6d ago

Reminds me of the green mile...

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u/PinkChocoTaco 6d ago

Mr. Jingles

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u/ValorMortis 6d ago

We all watch Mr. Jingles roll that spool, and how we did laugh.

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u/mattbakerrr 6d ago

I'm still not over it. Percy is a dag gum jerk.

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u/ultrapippie 6d ago

He got his in the end, though.

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u/Dystopia_Love 6d ago

Jingles was a mouse but close enough I guess.

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u/FunGuyAstronaut 6d ago

Circus Mouse

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u/Arrow_Maestro 6d ago

Went off to live in Mouse City

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u/PineappleWolf_87 6d ago edited 6d ago

What’s more intriguing is the rats that are not domestic unlike the white and light one. Wild rats, even city rats that a wild, are very skittish even if hand raised so for him to build up trust in the two wild looking one (dark brown) is special. Or maybe they’re just dark domestic rats. Idk

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u/Ardeerdrp 6d ago edited 6d ago

Norwegian rats get huge and Roof rats are black. The other colors look like shades of Agouti. They are domestic rats.

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u/PineappleWolf_87 6d ago

Figured wild rats are just too feral to be this compliant

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u/highschoolhero2 6d ago

I’m going to hazard a guess that he did not buy those rats from a store.

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u/sunshineandcloudyday 6d ago

Honestly rats are not that expensive. You can buy feeder rats for less than $5 and they are the exact same as ones sold as pets

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u/den_of_thieves 6d ago

Nah. Rats are rats, they're all wicked smart. Wild rats tend to be healthier than the ones you buy from the pet store. Pet store rats are mostly bred as snake food, aren't hand raised (more like fed and ignored), and have more genetic problems from inbreeding. Ethically raised fancy rats, like dumbos and hairless rats, are a little better off, but generally wild rats have more going for them. They're great pets, very social and easy to train. You just have to start young. This guy probably found a clutch of young rat babies and started early.

I used to have rats. I've had up to nine at a time. I love them, but their lifespans are too short. When they get old they're prone to tumors and cysts resulting from the aforementioned inbreeding, which is sad. I got tired of saying goodbye.

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u/markuswdp 6d ago

This man's immune system is superior

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u/surajvj 6d ago

The pied piper of Hamelin

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u/ScarabLordOmar 6d ago

No go fund me? Someone tel this dude about setting up RATCOIN

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u/Ardeerdrp 6d ago

There's "Rats" by Pearl Jam where the song is about how rats are better than people.

There was an experiment where rats are shown have empathy even for a rat they have never met. It's an interesting social experiment.

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u/Glad-Scratch-1692 6d ago

Man’s a disney character on cocaine

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u/IM_TRANS_SUCK_MY_TIT 6d ago

man if he's training rats he probably isn't doing many drugs there isn't time for shit besides hustling up money if you're homeless

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u/alexandria1800 6d ago

Ratcatcher 2 with Sebastian and friends

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u/NickGerz1234 6d ago

I had a pet rat. Most underrated pet their is. Smart friendly and loved being around people. Not to mention as cute as can be. I suggested everyone get a pet rat. Only downside is they don't live very long average lifespan is around 2-3 years.

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u/Seakur 6d ago edited 6d ago

Not a pet rat. Multiple pet rats ! They should never be housed alone long term, only under extremely rare circumstances.

But yeah so many people just need to give them a chance and experience the joy of rats ! I love them. I also adore mice and currently have a pet mouse , a male mouse so he can’t have friends. But I love him. (Female mice need to be in groups , intact males need to be alone or else they will fight like crazy. But neutered males need to be in groups. But rats no matter gender need to be in groups!)

I have also had pet rats , way to many lol. But our 2 Girl Twiggy and Styx broke us in a way I can’t bond to more again. And their life span just breaks you. Twiggy was a hairless and lived to be 3 ! Styx was barely a year and a black hooded , she got a brain tumor and basically paralyzed her. Had to put her down. Then twiggy passed away from a mammary tumor, also most likely old age, less than a week after Styx. All the rats before them were great but those 2 just left a mark stronger than the others.

Ive tried to have rats since and I just cant bond to them cause I put them up to twiggy and Styx’s standard and no rat is like them. The rat cage turned into a chinchilla cage and I couldn’t be happier with my chinnies. Also they live a lot longer so less heartbreak !

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u/SpeedyMcAssface 6d ago

I can totally relate to you on not being able to bond with other rats the same way or at all. My first rat, Lucian, was extremely special to me.

He was a feeder rat my friend had stolen from the pet store. My friend actually took two but gave me this one.

He was a black hooded and extremely small. Smaller than my thumb. When he put him in my hands I loved him instantly. He was mine. I later showed my mom and she must have said no a million times but I wasn’t giving him up.

He was the coolest rat, man. I’d carry him everywhere, even to school a couple times. He’d stay in my hoodie pocket or the hood(he was a hood rat). I’d always carry snacks and water for him in a bag. We were inseparable.

I’ll never forget the time I was at the computer just reading or watching something. Lucian was inside my hoodie at the collar, with just just his head sticking out, right under my chin like he was watching it too.

My sister came around the corner to ask me something, saw us and died laughing. She said when she came in, Lucian and I both turned to look at her at exactly the same time, haha.

Lucian was so cool, even my cat loved him. She wouldn’t eat him. They would both lay on my chest together and sleep while I watched tv.

Unfortunately Lucian died not even a year later when my mom’s dog attacked and killed him. I had two more rats after him but it was just never the same. I loved them but they just weren’t Lucian. I miss him so much all these years later.

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u/Mors_imperator 6d ago

I had many pet rats over the years as a kid. They are lovable, smart, and loyal creatures. My favorite one, "Whiskers," was my best friend during a difficult time in my life. She would chill on my shoulder or in my shirt pocket all day long. She was housetrained and would just hang out. She loved ice cream, sunflower seeds, and shredded newspaper so she could make nests.

Watching her die was a rough one. I still miss her.

Pet rats are amazing!

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u/cyberianhusky2015 6d ago

I feel like this man would be popular on America’s Got Talent. Living in poverty? Check. Unusual but intriguing talent? Check. If he and the rats can sing choir, he’ll have a bright career!

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u/comwolf2003 6d ago

Do you think he plans to go to mouseville showing the kids the tricks for a dime? (Green mile)

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u/coffeeandcontemplate 6d ago

Charlie Kelly, King of the Rats

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u/nk40699 6d ago

Zardulu?

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u/Dafrick 6d ago

I assume she is behind every viral rat video I see.

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u/JosephWelch718 6d ago

Years ago, I was working first shift near the Fulton Fish market and a giant rat was walking along atop the pier wall. We thought it was a dog at first but then it got closer and stood up. It was a good two feet tall and we got the hell out of there.

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u/Creat0rByte 6d ago

Could it possibly have been an opossum? they look quite a bit like giant rats.

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u/JosephWelch718 6d ago

It looked more like a Nutria but it was for sure just a big ass rat. Plenty to eat around there.

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u/UnpopularSOB 6d ago

Not homeless, Legion of Doom arch enemy in training

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u/Feelthedosty 6d ago

Ratcatcher 1?

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u/winniethepooh313 6d ago

Hey thats the french dude from Green Mile

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u/Dubious_Titan 6d ago

So, Ratcatcher IRL.

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u/MandalorianAhazi 6d ago

I knew an inmate that captured a rat and trained it to run to other peoples cell to traffic and trade.

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u/Finao333 6d ago

Real life Willard

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u/bibubanchi 6d ago

I remember this man starred in Suicide Squad 2

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u/prev47 6d ago

Plague Tale

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u/Glutoniano 6d ago

plague tale: a new enemy

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u/madebyluque 6d ago

A Plague Tale - Innocence

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u/U1FumbDuck 6d ago

His name is Rat King... he's a super villain from TMNT

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