This undated photo released by Gomez Trial Attorneys courtesy the Pankey family, shows Aidan Pankey and one of his pet rats. (AP Photo/Courtesy Pankey Family)

San Diego child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego family is suing Petco following the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection that they say he contracted from his pet rat. Attorney John Gomez told […]


Anacapa Island

Feds declare victory against Calif. island rats

ANACAPA ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve won the war against rats on a Southern California island preserve. The National Park Service has proclaimed Anacapa Island thriving, a decade after a controversial rat-extermination effort.



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