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Cats and Rodents
Name: Zaiha Status: other Age: other Location: IL Country: N/A Date: 11/17/2005
Do rats sense cats and therefore do not come into homes? why do people believe that having a cat will keep rats from coming into their homes? is this fact true?
Cats are predators that hunt rodents. If a rodent senses a predator is present it will try to avoid it. If the prey doesn't avoid the predator it is a meal.
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