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Spread of Rats Worries Locals, Experts

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posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 08:17 AM
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Exotic African rats are burrowing in on Grassy Key, drawing attention from residents and federal wildlife officials.

``Who knows, they may end up in the Everglades next.''

john

www.miami.com...




posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 09:52 AM
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What an Idea for terrorists, right? Release some gambien rats into Miami--Why not new york?--They are almost as adept at adoption/adaption as cockroaches.
Cricetomys gambianus warfare.
or exotic animal warfare in general...hmmm


This idiot sells them:
exoticpets.about.com...

But thank goodness, The United States government has banned the sale or trade of gambien rats due to the 2003 monkey pox outbreak.

And actually, I saw a man on the subway in spanish harlem NY with 2 of the freaky beasts, just last week. Very docile in captivity. They just stood on his shoulders--But Id rather not face one after its had a chance to breed for a few generations in the glades .
KRis



posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 11:27 AM
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I just saw a report on the discovery channel about these rats being trained to detect land mines!

So, hey... they do have *some* useful purpose...




posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by xxKrisxx
What an Idea for terrorists, right? Release some gambien rats into Miami--Why not new york


I'd bet on the local NYC rats considering some of the things I've seen crawling out of sewers up there. They practically talk...

Hey, I'm walking here...



posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by RANT


I'd bet on the local NYC rats considering some of the things I've seen crawling out of sewers up there. They practically talk...

Hey, I'm walking here...



YEAH...and then they end up breeding....

You got a HUGE filthy nasty rat with attitude...then you have millions of them.

I didnt realize the real issue of rats in NYC, until I saw the traps in the WTC site during the "clean up". OH they were all over the site--YOu can figure why, But thats a whole nother story.
Rats are opportunistic and take advantage of any food source available--even each other when necessary. Due to their aggressive nature, this is a serious if not potentially disasterous situation down there in the keys.



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