When Erica Wegner tells people she has rats, she tends to get a certain kind of reaction.
“I live in New York City, so usually when people hear I have rats, they’re like, ‘Is it a rat problem?’” Wegner, an emergency veterinary technician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, told The Dodo.
But Wegner is quick to set the record straight. “These aren’t New York City subway rats — they’re phenomenal creatures,” she said. “They’re so great.”