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Complaints about the Norway rat, with its small ears, sharp claws, and long tail, have doubled in some areas of Boston over the past year.

Tails of the city

Rats, rats, everywhere, but inspectors are ready - and showing no mercy

By David Abel
Globe Staff / October 17, 2007

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The plump little beasts enjoy gorging on garbage, which helps keep their teeth from growing 4 inches a year. But too much can frustrate their efforts to squeeze through quarter-sized holes or to scale sewage pipes and slink out of toilets. (Full article: 884 words)

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