I was working in the port hull when I spotted a rat. I screamed, he ran TOWARD me. I used my arms as a brace to lift my legs and continued screaming. I knew Dick was on his way. The rat ran the other way and I scrambled up to the bridgedeck. The rat was very lethargic and Dick was able to drop a plastic tub on top, slide a piece of cardboard underneath, and remove the whole mess OFF the boat.