The growing trend of live animal-themed cafés is reaching a new level of hairiness: a rat café.
The intentionally creepy tourist destination, The San Francisco Dungeon, will be hosting a two-day rat café pop-up this summer in July.
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Matthew Clarkson, a spokesperson for The San Francisco Dungeon, described the event as “not for the faint of heart.”
For US$49.99, participants will be treated to coffee and a breakfast pastry in the lobby, then 15 minutes of interaction with the rats. The price also includes general entry to the Dungeon.
“We want to offer a frighteningly funny encounter with creepy-crawly critters,” said Clarkson.
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According to the Dungeon, the rats will be provided by Rattie Ratz, a local domestic rat rescue group, and will be available for …