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In Our Backyard 12/9/11


Albany, NY – On today's segment; Listener Eileen Fay writes, "I have a charming family of gray rats living under my small wooded patio," but when she puts bird seed out around the area, nearby squirrels, who are much larger than the rats, are scared away when the rats come out to eat. Former New York State wildlife pathologist Ward Stone gives his take on rats and how they impose dominance over larger woodland creatures.