First off I want to point out that “Rat King” is not a character from a cartoon many of us watched when we were younger. It is in fact a phenomenon that occurs with real rats when they are seeking warmth. I call it a phenomenon because of the resulting end of the manifestation, so to speak.
What is Rat King?
Well the translation from ancient times is how the part about the “king” comes into play and the “rat” part is kind of obvious. It is rats.
The phenomenon, Rat King, is when several to many rats or other small rodents get together, maybe for heat or comfort, and die in that formation. This can be caused my sticky substances that trap them or perhaps the exposure to the elements themselves.
When the rats die and the carcasses mummify they form a cluster of dead rats, they Continue reading