Saturday, November 03, 2007

Rat on a Wire

It's not uncommon around here to see rats scurrying across telephone wires and through the trees, just like squirrels. (Two traipsed overhead the other night as we embarked on our trick-or-treating expedition. Is that some kind of omen?) Each time I see it, I immediately and compulsively launch into a paraphrase of the Leonard Cohen song: "Like a rat on a wire... like a drunk in a midnight choir...

Do they do that where you are?


  1. dgoodness, no! not in wisconsin.

  2. Anonymous7:06 AM

    In Bmore they do not scamper on the wires.

    I was recently strolling down a handsome tree-lined street in my yuppie neighborhood and saw something move out of the corner of my eye. "Oh, is it a kitty?" I thought, "or a little bunny?" so I peered closer, only to discover a huge rat.

    Also, I woke up with a mouse in my hair some months ago. Do the mice do that in NO?

  3. My mom once had a bat land on her face in the middle of the night. That was in Virginia, which isn't so far from Baltimore. Maybe nocturnal rodent-ish disruptions are a mid-Atlantic thing.