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A Life In Research
The door hissed closed behind him and he inhaled the conflicting odors of clean room and cage bedding. Disinfectant and dander.
Tiny nails raked plastic and dozens of eyes followed his movements as he set up his station. He opened the first lid and scruffed the initial specimen, immobilizing the creature – forelegs outstretched, head back, quivering mouth open, ready to take the dose.
Red eyes met hazel ones. The two most successful mammals on the planet: homo sapiens and rattus norvegicus, colonizing every corner of the globe together, billions upon billions with no sign of slowing down.
A great team.