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    Oh, rats!

    Abby Roeser is a foster parent for rats she gets from an organization called Philly Rat Rescue in Rhawnhurst. The local teenager has trained rodents and even taught them tricks. 

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  • “I’m going to college in two years and I don’t want to leave my parents with the pets,” she said as the occupants of the rat room, particularly “Pepper,” which has a tail nearly as long as her body, squirmed about.

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  • Among the 15 tricks featured are rats fetching ping pong balls, jumping over hurdles, opening a cabinet, jumping into Roeser’s hand on command, running in circles when she tells them to, running through hoops, and incredibly, diving under water to retrieve peas.

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