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Cats Are No Match for New York City’s Rats

Despite popular wisdom, rats are too big and too fierce for cats.
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In 2017, finally secured a site to study rats in New York City. You would think that’s easy in , but Parsons, a visiting researcher at Fordham University, says the process took “blood, sweat, and tears”: Since rats in New York invariably live on somebody’s property, that somebody has to let rats roam free for scientists to observe. Most people—if they’re

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