Posts Tagged: ferrets

Her Majesty’s Rat-Catcher and Destroyer of London’s Vermin


Jack Black says: “I’ve been bitten nearly everywhere, even where I can’t name to you, sir.”

Each great civilization is plagued by its own particular infestation—the point at which the balance between man and vermin shifts uncomfortably in the direction of the critters. Biblical Egypt had its plague of locusts, modern New York City is terrorized by bedbugs, and Victorian London had a serious rat problem. Full story on Lapham’s Quarterly.