Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Rodents in Peace

Green Park was once home to the world’s only rodent cemetry, where gerbils owned by the younger members of the Royal Family are interred. Among the more famous names buried there is Mr Carrots, one of George III’s earliest pets, who once amazed courtiers by changing his own bedding.

The cemetry was closed to the public in 1968, when it was overrun by rats.