Sunday, October 23, 2005

The rat race


To be honest I am not sure if this is a rat (or a baby rat...); it may rather be a little mouse or what we call a Gerbille. What I am sure of is that it was passing by in a street of the 5th arrondissement and intrigued a lot of people - I was not the only one trying to capture it on film (well digital memory!)! According to a common belief it is said that there are as many rats in Paris as inhabitants (roughly 2 million) but in fact it is absolutly impossible to tell.

14 comments:

  1. Non, ca ne ressemble pas a une Gerbille mais bien a un rat ou une souris.

    J'ai eu une gerbille a la maison, ca a les pattes plus allongees (comme un kangourou!)

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  2. I'd say it was a mouse (une souris!), too. Rats have longer heads and snouts as well as bigger ears than that.

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  3. Hé hé, très belle photo, et adorable bestiole.

    Yeah, nice pic, and so cute little beast.

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  4. A priori (sorry, my english is still in holidays...), ça ressemble à une musaraigne. Quant à savoir s'il y a tant de rats que ça à Paris, ca serait plus simple s'ils avaient une plaque d'immatriculation !

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  5. My cats would love it, whatever it is. :) Yes, I tend to agree with the previous comments. It is far too cute and it looks very clean to be a rat. And, looking at it in context with the other photographer, it is also far too small to be a rat - even a baby one. I don't know about Paris rats, but ours are the size of house cats!

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  6. C'est beaucoup trop petit pour êter un rat. Pourquoi pas une souris ou un mulot?

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  7. ça ressemble beaucoup à un petit mulot ou un petit surmulot
    C'est bizarre de se dire qu'il y autant de rongeurs sous nos villes, ils sont plutôt discrets comme voisins :)

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  8. Awe, it's a field mouse! This little guy should be in a barn next to a barrel of wine, rather than in Paris.

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