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College Girls Come Up With Ridiculous Plan To Get Rid Of A Rat

#riffratt A post shared by Osiris & Friends 🐶💕🐭 (@osirisandfriends) on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:56pm PST Apparently there’s a college called Duquesne University in Pittsburgh that has a rat problem, or at least in one house in particular. Four girls at the university, Jody, Logan, Brianna, and Meg, took matters into their own hands after being unable to get an ... Read More »

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