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It's fascinating to watch the dipper search for shallow-water insects as it scurries about in the riffles, submerging its head to look under rocks for food.
When a rat scurries past me on the detritus-strewn lanes of Manhattan's Lower East Side, I have to steel myself not to jump.
For every cockroach that scurries across the kitchen floor late at night, countless more may hang out behind walls.