I picked the 3 teen boys and 4 mamas with litters (40 tiny babies) up Monday afternoon (March 9) from a Fern's country shelter in the small village of Tracy. (Please note that this rural "shelter" is actually an abusive environment where the woman is breeding rats, not providing proper care to any animals and has been repeatedly investigated by the NB SPCA. I get the rats I had to follow the woman down into a damp dark basement and then head deep under ground to a sub basement dug out under the basement ) Then the ratties and I drove to the Saint Stephen/Calais border so that they could be transported to Mainely Rat Rescue. (I was told that two of the rats have names, Sammie and Silver.) Fern provided boxes (as carriers) and bedding for the trip. I added lab blocks and lab block mush for hydration. This is the backseat of my car. One of the teen boys checking things out I met up with NinjaRatMama and her friend at the border. The ratties were transferred to her friends car for short drive (across the street) to cross the border. Unfortunately, US customs decided to require additional paperwork which was to late in the day to obtain. After being detailed for about 2.5 hours, and threatened by USA customs agents, we were allowed to return to Canada. It was a great relief to be back on Canadian soil with all the ratties ……. one of the USA custom agents who seemed to take great pleasure in threatening me, identified himself as a snake owner and threatened to take all of the rescue ratties for snake food. Here are a few pictures of the ratties in their traveling boxes the three teen boys in their box Sammie has the white wedge on his face. A tiny little mama. Her 10 babies, born March 20, are in the hamster attachment The tiny siamese mama and her 9 babies born March 20 Silver, the mama that took the side trip to Saint John, with her 10 babies, born March 21 Babies are in a nest box, inside a larger box. The fourth young mama and her 11 babies, born March 14.