#AtoZChallenge – Gerbil

Gerbils are small rodents that usually grow to between 6 and 12 inches long (including their tail).

They were first introduced to the pet industry in 1964 but you can’t buy, import or keep a gerbil as a pet in California.

By A.Popov (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Recently, studies show that it was the gerbil which spread the Black Death, not the black rat as originally suspected and blamed.