Behold the Bosavi woolly rat, discovered last year in the depths of the jungle of Papua New Guinea.  The thing grows as big as 33 inches long and is thought to be the largest rat in the world.

The eldest gel mentioned last evening that she was going to be researching a presentation on this critter for St. Marie of the Blessed Educational Method today.  A little while ago, she called up bursting with glee:  She had downloaded a picture of it on to the science lab computer and had forgotten to clear it before the monitor went to sleep.  When Mrs. R went to do something or other on the computer, the screen lit up suddenly to reveal Mr. Rat in all his glory.  Mrs. R, who is not a-tall fond of rats, was exceedingly startled.  Alarum and confusion followed.

The gel thought this was hy-larious (the rat).