The biggest rat cull in history

30 Nov

Wow!  I have just read a very interesting article (courtesy of BBC News) about the largest rat cull that the world has ever seen.  It’s called the Habitat Restoration Project on the  Atlantic island of South Georgia.  

Rats are pushing indigenous species of birds practically to extinction and a cull began in 2011. 

The rats arrived via boats in the 18th and 20th centuries and are now being culled using helicopters criss-crossing over the islands and dropping bait from giant hoppers. Abandoned whaling ship

It is hoped that 100 million pairs of sea birds will return to the islands once the cull is complete.

Let us hope that rats don’t multiply to a similar scale in the UK otherwise we will be kept extremely busy indeed.

Whilst I remember – an early Christmas advice message.  Careful how you dispose of all your left over food during the festive period.  Mr Rat will be very happy to clear up any mess!

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