We like to think that the division between the parts of the planet inhabited by man and the parts that form the domains of wild animals is a clear one. We stay in our world; they stay in theirs. When animals are invited into our world, it’s because we think we can control them: they’re pets, they’re domesticated livestock, or they’re kept in cages where they can’t hurt us. Sometimes the mice upset the best-laid plans of the men, however . . .






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Tourist in foreign country brings home stray dog, then learns it’s actually a
rat.


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Alligators dwell in the sewers beneath New York City.


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Giant catfish frighten divers sent to repair dams.


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Love Bugs are the result of a genetic experiment gone wrong.


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Thousands of Japanese pet owners were victimized by swindlers who sold them sheep and told them they were poodles


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A man in Ireland killed by the bite of a deadly redback spider


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Kissing bugs, which can spread the parasite that causes Chagas Disease, have been found in the United States.


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A photograph of tick eggs is circulating on Facebook.