Monday, April 23, 2018

Pizza Rat 1, Mayor de Blasio 0

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is on a campaign to wipe out the large populations of rats that plague the city and, in particular, some of the city’s housing projects. Yesterday, he gave a presentation on his plan while sitting behind a large sign that read “Watch Out Rats!” “We love our city but our city is associated for many generations with the problem of rats,” de Blasio said. He then outlined a new approach to the problem which involved the use of dry ice to humanely suffocate entire rat colonies in their burrows.
In order to demonstrate this new technique de Blasio and workers from the city’s housing authority went to Brooklyn and dropped dry ice in a burrow. What happened next wasn’t part of the demonstration. From the NY Post:
Mayor de Blasio and workers from the Housing Authority were outwitted by the rodent during a press event at a Bushwick project when it triumphantly escaped their clutches as they attempted to demonstrate a new high-tech extermination technique.
Like a scene from “Tom and Jerry,” workers fruitlessly tried to stomp on the agile rodent when it scurried from a hole in which dry ice had been dropped in an effort to control the furry pests. ...>
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NYC mayors have been wiping out rats for decades

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