In Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, what do the exterminators find in the rosebush?

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Near the end of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Mrs. Frisby overhears a conversation in the Fitzgibbons' farmhouse. Mr. Fitzgibbons, the farmer, tells his family a story about how a local hardware store owner claimed to have caught several rats in the act of stealing a large motor. While Mr. Fitzgibbons doesn't believe a word of it, he does jump on an offer from an exterminator, who offers to come clear the rat colony out of the farm's rosebush for free.

Unbeknownst to Mr. Fitzgibbons, the rats who live in the rosebush are highly intelligent rats who have escaped from a laboratory called NIMH.

When Mrs. Frisby informs the rats that the...

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