Black Rats

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SS Winfield Scott - Legacy - Impact On Local Ecosystem
... Winfield Scott's wreck was the introduction of black rats to the local ecosystem of the Channel Islands ... The black rats were a major disruption to the local wildlife on Anacapa Island and are still a problem on San Miguel Island ... The black rats were successfully eradicated from Anacapa Island by 2003, with a controversial program that involved an aerial application of the rodenticide brodifacoum, the first such ...
4th Mechanized Brigade (United Kingdom)
4th Mechanized Brigade (The Black Rats) is a British Army brigade formation, currently based in Catterick, North Yorkshire as part of 3rd (UK) Mechanised Division ... The brigade, now known as the 'Black Rats', was formed in 1939 and fought in the Western Desert Campaign ... The Black Rats were subsequently involved in the Invasion of Sicily and fighting in Italy before taking part in the Battle of Normandy and the advance through Belgium ...
Plague (disease) - History - Second Pandemic: From 14th Century (Black Death) To 19th Century - Nature of The Black Death
... the Third Pandemic), most scientists and historians came to believe that the Black Death was an incidence of this plague, with a strong presence of the more contagious pneumonic and septicemic varieties increasing ... claimed that the disease was spread mainly by black rats in Asia and that therefore there must have been black rats in north-west Europe at the time ... This led to the development of a theory that brown rats had invaded Europe, largely wiping out black rats, bringing the plagues to an end, although there is no evidence for the theory in ...
Animal Culture - Culture in Other Animals
... Notable research has been done with black rats, Norwegian rats, guppies, and ants ... Among the cultural studies of rats, the most widely discussed research is that performed by Joseph Terkel in 1991 on a species of black rats that he had ... The experimentation with and observation of these black rats was one of the first to integrate field observations with laboratory experiments to analyze the social learning involved ...

Famous quotes containing the words rats and/or black:

    Three young rats with black felt hats,
    Three young ducks with white straw flats,
    —Unknown. Three Young Rats (l. 1–2)

    What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence. One single black speck may be the beginning of a gangrene, of a storm, of a revolution.
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)