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Trained Rat

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 18 June 2017 in People & Portrait.

Cirque Du Sewer - The acrobat with afro-rats…and a confused cat. Melissa Arleth has been performing on stages since her community theatre debut at the age of 11. In 2009 she traveled to the San Francisco Circus Center, where she enrolled in the Clown Conservatory, endured mild torture at the hands of Chinese acrobats, and learned slack rope walking.
In 2015, the first feline member, Pad Kee Meow, was added to the show and quickly became more beloved by the audience than Melissa and the rats combined.

Her animals are rescued from a bad life - lab rats and a stray cat. They seemed very happy and well cared for, so I do think they would choose life with her.

NIKON D5500 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 400 360 mm (35mm equiv.)

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Well I hope the cat is not around. Another excellent image in your series.

18 Jun 2017 8:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

brilliant image! Lovely the rats seem to love her !!!

18 Jun 2017 9:49am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Good work in this series

18 Jun 2017 10:28am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Synergy for sure. A lovely shot of the performer.

18 Jun 2017 11:44pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


19 Jun 2017 1:22pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It looks like they are doing well together.

19 Jun 2017 5:05pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
360 mm (35mm equiv.)