Bwaha! Rotoscoping is SUPER FUN! I really love it. I can see so much possibility for some really tweaked-out experimental animation with this method.
Anywho, I'm going to do some reference video of the rats and rotoscope it for the second half of the project. not only will it be impossibly awesomely fun but it'll also help me get more of the motion down on rat-style.
Clearly I should start drinking caffeine in the mornings. Otherwise extreme randomness like this happens. D'oy!