Trench rats were a huge problem during World War I. During this time, they infested every trench line in the war from the eastern to western fronts. The rats carried diseases that weakened and killed soldiers in the tren... More »

Depending on the size class and strain the dog belongs to, a rat terrier can grow up to 19 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 40 pounds. The AKC breed standard for show dogs requires them to be under 18 inches in hei... More »

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The Gambian pouched rat is the largest known rat species, reaching lengths of up to 3 feet. Their average weight is between 3 and 4 pounds, although they can weigh up to 9 pounds. More »

Trench warfare is a set of fighting techniques that predominated in the struggle between the Allied and Central Powers during World War I. In its most characteristic form, trench warfare involves two forces digging forti... More »

Both of the most common types of rats, the black rat and the brown rat, are omnivores, eating fruits, grains and any waste or unprotected human foods they encounter, along with invertebrate prey when necessary or availab... More »

Depending on species, lineage, and whether or not they are captive, rats live between one and four years. The average pet rat lives two or three years, while wild rats rarely live past one year. Pet rats from certain lin... More »

"Mischief" is the designation for a group of rats. "Colony," "plague," "pack" and "swarm" are also suitable names. A rat king is an unusual phenomenon where a large number of rats become intertwined by their tails due to... More »