The space rat shown below is the first documented encounter with an alien species. Scientists are unsure how the space rat got to earth. Some claim that it is similar to an earth rat and traveled here by stowing away on an alien ship that landed here at some point. However other scientists argue that, although it doesn't seem to communicate through language as we know it, the space rat has an IQ of at least 900 and that he was one of the crew of the alien spacecraft.
Professor Peabrainer of Northeastern University told the TalkWarrior.com investigative reporting team:
"We know that the space rat has a preference for defecating on journals of theoretical physics as opposed to more banal literature such as People Magazine. This strongly suggests that we're dealing with a highly intelligent and evolved life form."