Sydney braces for rat ‘plague’ after Covid-19 forces hungry rodents to turn to cannibalism

Posted by on May 27, 2020 1:30 pm
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Suburban rat infestations surge after city-dwelling rodents run out of food

Empty offices and restaurants in the city of Sydney are driving hungry rats into homes and suburbs, and the loosening of restrictions could create “a new rat plague”, according to a leading rat-catcher.

As city centres have closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, suburban rat infestations have spiked, according to Geoff Milton, a Sydney rat-catcher with 35 years’ experience.

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