Yeah, they made that. And this is also apparently a real thing...
One of the little tree-rats bit me when I was a kid, trying to feed it a peanut. Took the peanut and then bit me. Ungrateful bastard.
Assorted anecdotes in the life of Lord Runolfr Orthlokarr Ulfsson, a fencer, dancer, and brewer in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Yeah, I'm a Renaissance Geek; just deal with it.
I am also a snarky know-it-all.