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On April 5th 1769, the Endeavour anchored in Matavai Bay in Tahiti under the
command of Captain James Cook. In the excitement of it all, a small group of white
ship rats sneaked on land unnoticed and quickly felt at home on this fertile island.
Their countless offspring soon after crowned many a chieftain’s noble head and
later went down in history as the ermines of the South Seas.