She took him for a kitten.
Rat male, which later was given the nickname of Cooper, along with his relatives sold in new York exclusively at the pet store to feed snakes, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on Voice.
Cooper and the other rats from the cage were considered as belonging to the decorative breed of Dumbo, but his ears were quite ordinary (have a Dumbo rats ears are larger) and wool were the usual reddish color as wild rats-pasyukov. Therefore, as pet rats at the pet store almost nobody bought.
When this store came 55-year-old Pauline Maureen and saw a sign on the cage with the rats “feed the snakes”, she was very sorry for the rodents. Without thinking, Maureen bought at a pet store the entire cell with these rats and brought them home.
And then one rat got out of her cage and went to walk around the sofa. At this point, the rat became interested in the Pauline cat named prudence.
Three years ago, prudence picked up from the street, and Pauline took her from the shelter. Prudence may have previously been familiar with rats, but that rats she has not expressed any aggression, and after all came up, lay down and started licking the rat as if she was her kitten.