Meet the new Boomtown Rats
By STAFF REPORTER
Published: 23 Jul 2009
source: Pet rats pose with range of musical instruments | The Sun |News
Trumpet ... rat blows a tune
This cute little fella is one of a pair of rodents who have been trained by their barmy owner to hold on to tiny instruments.
Snapper Ellen van Deelen, 51, used treats to teach her pets, Moppy and Witje, to pose with a variety of different musical props.
And she said the "very intelligent" creatures enjoy pretending to go rat-a-tat-tat with panpipes, flutes, tubas, trombones, banjos and even saxophones.
Single Ellen, from Roosendaal, Holland, said her beloved pets — who cannot actually play the instruments — are "really talented actors".
She said: ''They know exactly how to pose and both are really talented actors we have a really good understanding. They always know what I am saying.''
Country rock ... ratty plays the banjo
Pied piper ... rat plays the flute
Harmony ... rodent with his violin
Traditional ... rat play the accordian
Solo ... creature plays saxophone
Rocking ... rat-i-cal solo
Huff and puff ... pet blows a tune
Peace man ... strumming on a sitar
Classic ... rodent on the cello
Latin ... playing the panpipes
I think the fatty 'Peaceman' rat is my favorite.