The radical rodent

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This week at Mawson: 1 November 2013

Here is a glimpse into the life of our kitchen mascot. He never sleeps, never makes a mess and never speaks. I’m not sure how long he has been here or how long he will stay, and I’m not sure if he even is a he.

Every day he hangs out in the kitchen watching in silence as people pass through, ignoring his presence and going on about their daily business.

The following photos are graphic and as you will see, this guy sometimes lives life on the edge. I can see a Director's Award in the near future for sure.

Plastic rat placed on top of a silver case with a sticker readingHobart
This isn't Tasmania; how did I get here?
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat hanging off a bag of round cheeses
Gift wrapped cheese and it isn't even my birthday
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat on top of bread
My kind of bread
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat inside an ice cream cone
Enjoying a cone
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat placed on top of cheese
The mother lode
(Photo: Peter Cubit)
Plastic rat inside a breathing mask
Breathing AperRATus training
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat on a set of scales
Doing weights
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat on top of a pile of Minties
Fresh breath for the ladies
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat on a large poster of Douglas Mawson.
My hero. Might build a nest in his beard
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat next to the taxidermed husky dog.
Get out of my face
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat on top of the radio handset.
Is there anybody out there?
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat on toof a stuffed model of a snow petrel.
Flying high again
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat sitting on top of a compuer keyboard next to a monitor.
If only I could read
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat snuggled up to a computer mouse.
I love you, man
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat inside a spinach leaf.
Rat salad
(Photo: Peter Layt)
Plastic rat with a piece of cake inside a vacuum sealed bag.
Cryovac rat pack
(Photo: Peter Layt)
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