Rats! Rats! Rats!

uair01

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From Twitter by: Emma Court @emmarcourt

NYC is limiting the hours when trash is taken out because of issues with rats, and it's genuinely hard to pick a favorite quote from today's presser
Pick your fighter:

"There are many rivers that are feeding the sea of rodents in the city, and today we're damming one of them"
"The biggest swing you can take in cleaning up our streets is shutting down the all night, all-you-can-eat rat buffet"
"Rats will hate this announcement" (!!!)
"The rats don't run this city, we do"
"This is not Ratatouille. Rats are not our friends"

And finally, from Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch:
"New Yorkers will not have to fear as many rats hiding in late night shadows."
 

Cochise

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From Twitter by: Emma Court @emmarcourt

NYC is limiting the hours when trash is taken out because of issues with rats, and it's genuinely hard to pick a favorite quote from today's presser
Pick your fighter:

"There are many rivers that are feeding the sea of rodents in the city, and today we're damming one of them"
"The biggest swing you can take in cleaning up our streets is shutting down the all night, all-you-can-eat rat buffet"
"Rats will hate this announcement" (!!!)
"The rats don't run this city, we do"
"This is not Ratatouille. Rats are not our friends"

And finally, from Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch:
"New Yorkers will not have to fear as many rats hiding in late night shadows."
Although to be fair rats run pretty much everywhere. if it isn't cockroaches that take over it will be rats. Or ants.
 

Trevp666

It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
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Or some strange chimeric hybrid of all 3.
The Cockratant.
 

ramonmercado

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Hmmmm. Judge Chaudhary and the police may have a good scam going here.

Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg (440lb) of cannabis seized from dealers and kept in police stations.

"Rats are tiny animals and they have no fear of the police. It's difficult to protect the drug from them," a court in Uttar Pradesh state has said. The court had asked the police to produce the stash as evidence in cases of drug peddling. The judge cited three cases in which marijuana was destroyed by rodents. Judge Sanjay Chaudhary said in an order that when the court asked the police to produce the seized drug as evidence, it was told that 195kg of cannabis had been "destroyed" by rats. In another case involving 386kg of the drug, the police filed a report saying "some" of the cannabis was "eaten up by the rats".

Judge Chaudhary said some 700kg of marijuana seized by the police was lying in police stations in Mathura district and that "all of it was under danger of infestation by rats". He said the police had no expertise in dealing with the matter as the rats were "too small". The only way to protect the seized goods from "such fearless mice", he added, was to auction the drugs to research labs and medicine firms, with the proceeds going to the government.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-63739836
 

maximus otter

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Rats? Or could they be 'rats', who actually smoke that stuff?

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