Wednesday, March 9, 2011

the plague rats

Since rats are crucial in spreading Plague

Since rats are crucial in spreading Plague

BUBONIC PLAGUE. Perpetrator: Fleas, and the rats they rode in on

BUBONIC PLAGUE. Perpetrator: Fleas, and the rats they rode in on

the plague can cause parts

the plague can cause parts

Plague Rat of Doom This image has been resized for your convenience.

Plague Rat of Doom This image has been resized for your convenience.

Somalia: Out break of Bubonic plague possible in Somalia

Somalia: Out break of Bubonic plague possible in Somalia

Rat Plague!

Rat Plague!

Plague Rats - Magic The Gathering Cards at CoolStuffInc.com

Plague Rats - Magic The Gathering Cards at CoolStuffInc.com

Dead rats collected in Sydney during the plague epidemic 1900.

Dead rats collected in Sydney during the plague epidemic 1900.

CDC Plague Image: Xenopsylla chepsis (oriental rat flea) engorged with blood

CDC Plague Image: Xenopsylla chepsis (oriental rat flea) engorged with blood

The Bubonic plague was around

The Bubonic plague was around

Bubonic Plague The Black Death swept through Europe and Asia during the

Bubonic Plague The Black Death swept through Europe and Asia during the

Works Progress Administration rat rappers, New Orleans, 1934 Bubonic plague

Works Progress Administration rat rappers, New Orleans, 1934 Bubonic plague

They carry parasites such as fleas which carry the bubonic plague and other

They carry parasites such as fleas which carry the bubonic plague and other

Research suggests that brown rats, the biggest and most common rats in

Research suggests that brown rats, the biggest and most common rats in

 the bacterial disease, plague. It is an infection that enters through

the bacterial disease, plague. It is an infection that enters through

Rat fleas can spread the disease. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andrew Howe)

Rat fleas can spread the disease. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andrew Howe)

The disease is believed to have been bubonic plague ,carried by fleas

The disease is believed to have been bubonic plague ,carried by fleas

This was the most sinister image of a rat I could find on short order.

This was the most sinister image of a rat I could find on short order.

Plague Rat Illustration by Emily Veinglory

Plague Rat Illustration by Emily Veinglory

Queen of the Plague Rats by *nathradas on deviantART

Queen of the Plague Rats by *nathradas on deviantART

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