The aquarium which formerly housed my pet snake, Ridley, was sitting where the tv is in real life, next to my bed. I was keeping rats in it, but I kept it covered, so i couldn't see inside. As time went by, I realized that the rats were multiplying at an incredible rate. Soon they filled the aquarium to the top, and started to escape through the feeding holes in the top-- the same way Ridley escaped. About this time, the aquarium started generating new life-- first turtles, then snakes, huge writhing knots of snakes. My entertainment center had become the source of all life. I caught a panther that had gotten loose in the basement. I had to drag it back into my room where it belonged. I can't imagine why this wasn't causing me problems with allergies.