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Can a rats tail be pulled off

Ok we found a rat in our house and we finally got it cornered a d I had him pinned down by his tail and I swear and inch of fur and a white slimy cord about 6 inches long disconnected from his body and he went running again.

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Asked by Alord2011 at 12:30 AM on Feb. 10, 2013 in Pets

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  • It's called "degloving". Happens when you grab a rat by the tail. Protects them from predators, so they can get away.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:50 AM on Feb. 10, 2013

  • Many birds do that same thing when a predator, or something perceived as a predator, grabs them by the tail feathers.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:54 AM on Feb. 10, 2013

  • Yep

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 8:53 PM on Feb. 10, 2013

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