Cute critters: Photos show just how adorable rats can be
Rats have a very poor reputation that goes back to the dark ages, when the smart rodents spread the plague through the fleas in their fur.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 5, 2016
But the photographer Diane Özdamar has made it her mission to capture in pictures just how sweet these small animals can be.
She photographs the little gnawers in their cutest moments.
Seeing them like this dispels any sense of fear.
Anyone who loves rats will experience pure joy at seeing these photos.
They are just so easy to cuddle.