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Posted: 10:33 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
By Robert Handa
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
San Jose State University was trying Monday to make sure it doesn't have a problem with rats on campus.
Although there have always been animals and rodents on the inner city campus, the rat situation became a focus after a strange incident inside Morris Dailey auditorium.
Retired Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, who famously struck down Proposition 8 back in 2011, was a guest speaker last week when a rat scurried onto the stage bringing the talk to an abrupt halt.
Walker and the audience watched the rat take center stage before the judge joked about it and continued his speech.
“It was a successful lecture with a momentary interruption” said Political Science instructor Melinda Jackson.
SJSU officials said they believe rodents are scattering from the numerous construction sites on the campus.
Some students who attended a presentation at the same auditorium today told KTVU the same thing.
“A lot of my classes have rodents and stuff” said student Samantha Engstrom, “So I just want the construction to finish up quickly. It's kind of annoying.”
The college has already been dealing with numerous squirrels chewing on wiring but as one official pointed out “No one complains about rodents that are cute.”
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