Thanks to a little opening left on the operating deck, the current automata project gained another character this week. What better character for an MRI lab than a lab rat. This particular fellow's name is Larry. Now Larry is fairly dedicated and is concerned about poor Herb as much as anyone, but the fact that he wags his tail during the proceedings might be a little suggestive of of some smug satisfaction in the shenanigans.
There are those who think that Larry may have chewed on a couple of control wires that have led to Herb's wild ride, but Larry repeatedly denies this claim. We may never know the truth. Regardless Larry is there to lend his support dressed in his lab coat, after all he is a lab rat!
Here's Larry in rough form. For an idea of scale that's a dime in front of him.
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