big bad berlin rats

kiez wildlife exploration

the only things unpleasant about getting up early and running by the canal, other than getting up early and running, are the rats.

usually the rats go their disease-laden way and i go mine.

yesterday morning, all that changed in one split second. i was looking at birds or a tree when something flashed across my path. i glanced down to see a grey mass of ugly wrapped around the front of my foot, a ball of distorted teeth and tail. it was a pulpy beating thing, which finally scuttled away after much shrieking (mine or the rat’s, i couldn’t tell).

so i kicked a big, bad berlin rat. it was by accident. i was mid-stride and i couldn’t stop. making head-on contact with a suicidal rodent… great way to start the day.


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