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2020-08-10 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Giant swamp rats invade a Texas park amid fears pests will damage local water supply and infect humans with parasites
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-08-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6507 views ]  Top

#1 Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!
Send me the rats who swarm your swamp,
Your potent rodents keen to chomp
On all that's green, and not vote Trump.
Posted by Beldar Unimble4745 2020-08-10 07:18||   2020-08-10 07:18|| Front Page Top

#2 Nature's own allegory of Antifa
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-10 07:59||   2020-08-10 07:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Charming and clever, Beldar Unimble4745.. I love the repeated hard st/ts , the progression of near rhymes at the end of each line -- pomp, swamp, chomp, Trump — and the smoothness of swarm your swamp. And the shock of the final image of monsters voting against Trump in the midst of all that innocently bucolic horror.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-08-10 09:12||   2020-08-10 09:12|| Front Page Top

#4 I'm in Louisiana, but I have a cat.

She brings me dead rats.

I think she loves me.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2020-08-10 09:35||   2020-08-10 09:35|| Front Page Top

#5 We've got 8 inside cats and two outside cats and nary a mouse or rat around for a long time.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-08-10 10:30||   2020-08-10 10:30|| Front Page Top

#6 Aah! Nutria stikes again! (A gift from Venezuela, by the way.)
Posted by ed in texas 2020-08-10 12:15||   2020-08-10 12:15|| Front Page Top

#7 Good eating by the way, ed.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-08-10 13:58||   2020-08-10 13:58|| Front Page Top

#8 You sure that's not the DNC convention?
Posted by AlanC 2020-08-10 14:24||   2020-08-10 14:24|| Front Page Top

#9 Yeah in South America the raise them for meat and fur. ....If they could just get the varmints to lay eggs.
Posted by Thaith Elmeresing6163 2020-08-10 16:10||   2020-08-10 16:10|| Front Page Top

#10 Reminds me of the novel King Rat
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-08-10 18:48||   2020-08-10 18:48|| Front Page Top

#11 ^ Great book - Clavell?
Posted by Frank G 2020-08-10 20:55||   2020-08-10 20:55|| Front Page Top

#12 /\ Yes, James C. King Rat was the only book I've read by him...definitely a good one.
Posted by Clem 2020-08-10 21:41||   2020-08-10 21:41|| Front Page Top

#13 Read something once about raising cats and rats in seperate 'farms' next to each other. Feed the rat meat to the cats and the cat meat to the rats and sell the cat fur for profit or something like that.
Posted by CrazyFool 2020-08-10 23:02||   2020-08-10 23:02|| Front Page Top

#14 tw, thanks, and blush, tho as usual your prose is much more poetic than my "poetry."
Posted by Shaigum Bucket3334 2020-08-10 23:59||   2020-08-10 23:59|| Front Page Top

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23:07 Clem
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23:02 CrazyFool
22:58 Skidmark
22:54 ed in texas
22:34 gorb
22:32 gorb
22:32 gorb
22:06 trailing wife
21:56 trailing wife
21:51 Classical_Liberal
21:41 Clem
20:55 Frank G
20:52 Jan
20:30 Mullah Richard
20:26 Rob Crawford
20:02 Ulesing Bucket4222
19:55 Frank G
19:23 J.Nobody
19:06 Silentbrick
18:55 Alaska Paul
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