Bug, the Model Rat


The cutest rat you've ever seen is named Bug, and she's quite the internet darling. Bug is owned by 18-year-old photographer Jessica Florence. 3-year-old Bug doesn't mind posing with a variety of props.
'Actually,' says Jessica, 'it's easier to get her in the right position than you'd think. I just wait until it's late at night and she's really sleepy so can't be bothered to scurry away. Then I just follow her round with my camera until I get a good shot.'

Link to story. Link to Bug's Flickr set. -via Unique Daily

(image credit: Jessica Florence)

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I've had rats on and off all my life so I loved these pictures. I can't have any right now though because I live in a dorm but as soon as I move out I'm getting another. I've even fostered rats before and I think that they are the best pets out there even if other people seem to think that they are gross.
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Yeah I wasn't talking about that one (it's just as cute though)... these photos have been posted on CO before along w/ the video of the ratty falling asleep on her hand.

Anywho, not that it matters rofl...

I'd love to have an actual pet rat. I had one when I was younger, but it was just a feeder rat that was mean as hell.
I dunno if I could deal with having one though considering how short their lives are. Would be so heartbreaking not having a lot of time w/ them.
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Her real character is in her eyes. My rat, Gandalf, was a rescue rat. He came from a lab where well-meaning scientists grew things on his back for awhile, then gave him to a trusted local pet store. His eyes always had that look of panic, due to his upbringing. Bug seems to have been raised right. Big Hugs((bug)).
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Actually the rat on Cuteoverload was photographed by Ellen van Deelen. She has gorgeous animal photos.

http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=545092
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