Sunday, July 08, 2007

Local Events - Rat Fest!

I don't think you'll want to miss Rat Fest on Saturday, July 14 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Not with such great pro-rat, anti-hamster, guest experts:

'Sometimes, when they're all in the bathtub together, Stacey De La Luna's three young children like a little extra company. But their mother has a better idea than tossing them a rubber ducky.

"I'll just throw in a rat," says De La Luna, a Twin Cities-area rat breeder who keeps several as pets, including one that free-ranges in the house and loves bathing with kids.'

It's a rat fest!

Rat breeders, scientists, rat enthusiasts, and prize-winning rats from around the state will gather on Saturday, July 14, at the Bell Museum on the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis to celebrate the rodent's agility and intelligence, as well as its history and place in our ecosystem. The all-day "Rat Fest" (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission is $5 for adults, $3 children) is part of the museum's "Animals Behaving Badly" summer series that explores the quirks and calamities that can happen when wildlife and humans share each other's backyards. For more on the Rat Fest, read "The rat thing to do."


boringsahm said...

Ewww, give me creepy bugs over vermin anyday!

Anonymous said...

So are you planning on biking early on Saturday, so you can still make it to at least a portion of Rat Fest?