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Rat Temple in India

Squeamish about rats? Well then don't visit Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok, India, where Hindu devotees worship thousands of holy rats.

Posted on March 31, 2003 03:00 AM



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I'd like to think I know you fairly well. That being said, I bet you were as jumpy as turkey on thanksgiving being around all those rats.

At the very least, now we know your tougher than Henry Jones from the last Indy film.


Posted by: MJ on March 31, 2003 05:26 PM

oh honey....I agree with Matt. It's really amazing to think of OUR Mike running around with rats. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt though - they aren't as large as your average possum.
hugs and kisses - we miss you - s

Posted by: Sara on March 31, 2003 05:51 PM

Matt & Sara (you too, Lycke) - How many times must I tell you that the scene with the ostrich in Door County was an isolated incident? :)

Posted by: mike on April 1, 2003 10:38 PM

how's your dvx100 camcorder holding up on the road? any problems? any rats chew on anything?

Posted by: chris on April 9, 2003 08:41 PM

Hey Mike,

I can't get enough of Vagabonding - the site looks fantastic! Now go and wash your hands - rats are disgusting...

Posted by: Chin Mohawk on April 22, 2003 09:52 AM

how disgusting it must've been walking around the temple with your shoes off!! Or even worst those people eating afer the rats !!

Posted by: Fayza kabbany on November 4, 2003 06:47 AM

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