Rat kings are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails. Historically, there are various superstitions surrounding rat kings, and they were often seen as an extremely bad omen, particularly associated with plagues.

Rat kings are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails. Historically, there are various superstitions surrounding rat kings, and they were often seen as an extremely bad omen, particularly associated with plagues.

Rat kings happen when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, and excrement. This one consists of 32 rats, the biggest rat king found.

Rat kings happen when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, and excrement. This one consists of 32 rats, the biggest rat king found.

beautiful Rat King costume illustration by designer Richard Hudson for the American Ballet Theater's Nutcracker Season

beautiful Rat King costume illustration by designer Richard Hudson for the American Ballet Theater's Nutcracker Season

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