In the 1971 movie Willard, an army of rats carry out
a kind of vigilante justice by punishing unscrupulous and evil people. It was one of my favorite movies as a kid because it portrayed rats as intelligent and loving animals, albeit with a taste of revenge in their hearts. Here's a feel good story from NPR about some folks in Boise, Idaho that have created a rat sanctuary. Listen and enjoy this twist on Willard.