Delhi Mouse on the Birthday of Mickey Mouse

Today the world is celebrating the birthday of Mickey Mouse but in this post I am talking about the real (compared to the MM that is) rats of Delhi that are born and live in the strict human supervision. I was in the west Delhi yesterday in my first visit to that part of the city. In a market near Rohini I saw a cage full of rats and rabbits. The ‘shop’ also had pigeons for sale. Rs. 250 a pair. Those rats and rabbits were also for sale.

Or are they mice? In Nepali, I think, there’s only one word for what they call in English rats or mice: मुसा/मुसो । Whatever they are called but they are in fact anti-mouse/rat. They are domestic and meant to keep those nasty rats and mice at bay.

“And don’t those folks run away from home to the freedom?” I inquired to the man who was holding a rat for my camera.

“No,” he said.”They love being at the company of humans and in the home. They are just like dogs and cats.”

Talking about cats, I forget to ask what do these rats do when they see one around them.

4 thoughts on “Delhi Mouse on the Birthday of Mickey Mouse

Please post your thoughts. (कृपया तपाईंलाई लागेको लेख्नुस् ।)

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s