Monday, June 01, 2009
Saw three rats in an alleyway downtown tonight, scuttling about, drinking from a puddle, and ultimately running into each other in their frenzy to scurry away from me. It's the first time I've seen them downtown - the rats were between Seymour and Granville, just off Helmcken, I believe. Previously I'd only seen mice, squirrels, occasional raccoons, and the strangely ubiquitous West End skunks hereabouts; rats seemed to be largely contained within the DTES and maybe Chinatown. I guess they're like the crack dealers who hang out on Davie Street: some things are everywhere in this city - if you just know where to look.