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Old 02-23-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default You think Fall River has big rats?

By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai
Last Updated: 12:36PM GMT 18 Feb 2009
Giant rat with one-inch-long teeth has been caught in the southern Chinese province of Fujian
The rat, which weighed six pounds and had a 12-inch tail, was caught at the weekend in a residential area of Fuzhou, a city of six million people on China's south coast.
The rat catcher, who was only named as Mr. Xian, said he swooped for the rodent after seeing a big crowd of people surrounding it on the street.
He told local Chinese newspapers that he thought the rat might be a valuable specimen, or a rare species, and had to muster up his courage before grabbing its tail and picking it up by the scruff of its neck.
"I did it, I caught a rat the size of a cat!" he shouted out afterwards, according to the reports. Mr Xian is believed to still be in possession of the animal, after stuffing into a bag and departing the scene.
The local forestry unit in the city identified the nightmarish creature as a bamboo rat from initial photographs, but said that it would need to examine the rat more closely before making a final identification.
Chinese bamboo rats rarely grow beyond ten inches and are found throughout southern China, northern Burma and Vietnam.
However, the Sumatra bamboo rat, usually found in the south-western Chinese province of Yunnan and in the Malay Peninsula can grow up to 30 inches long, including tail, and can weigh up to eight pounds.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai
Last Updated: 12:36PM GMT 18 Feb 2009
Giant rat with one-inch-long teeth has been caught in the southern Chinese province of Fujian
The rat, which weighed six pounds and had a 12-inch tail, was caught at the weekend in a residential area of Fuzhou, a city of six million people on China's south coast.
The rat catcher, who was only named as Mr. Xian, said he swooped for the rodent after seeing a big crowd of people surrounding it on the street.
He told local Chinese newspapers that he thought the rat might be a valuable specimen, or a rare species, and had to muster up his courage before grabbing its tail and picking it up by the scruff of its neck.
"I did it, I caught a rat the size of a cat!" he shouted out afterwards, according to the reports. Mr Xian is believed to still be in possession of the animal, after stuffing into a bag and departing the scene.
The local forestry unit in the city identified the nightmarish creature as a bamboo rat from initial photographs, but said that it would need to examine the rat more closely before making a final identification.
Chinese bamboo rats rarely grow beyond ten inches and are found throughout southern China, northern Burma and Vietnam.
However, the Sumatra bamboo rat, usually found in the south-western Chinese province of Yunnan and in the Malay Peninsula can grow up to 30 inches long, including tail, and can weigh up to eight pounds.

Here's a link to the original story with a picture:
http://www.rawmeat.com/link.php?id=18599
I received a form letter from the city telling me that Griggs and Browne will be in my neighborhood for a rat inspection. They will check the outside of the property only, for signs of the rat population (holes). If a problem is found, the city will pay Griggs and Browne to take care of it.(rat poison) I don't agree with this proposal. I have cats that go in and out and I don't want them exposed to rat poison, and most of all I have grandchildren that play in my yard. I think it's very dangerous and my choice is not to have any poisons on my property. A bigger problem in my neighborhood is the big two-legged rats that steal and sell drugs.I am not safe leaving my house for work in the morning because they know my schedule. They know when I am home or away because after all they have nothing to do all day but watch whats going on in the neighborhood, they don't work, why should they when the govt. gives them a check for their drug addiction. It's funny that they can't function at a regular job, but they can keep track of an elaborate book-keeping system, you know who owes what and who needs to buy what. These are the only rats I am concerned with, these are the most dangerous rats in the neighborhood........Rebecca
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #3
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Setting out baits for rats kills them but you never know where they end up dying. To get rid of four legged rats you need to cut off their food supply.
That means no pet food left out doors, block any access to trash cans by keeping the lids on tight. Keeping the yards clean of trash, high grass and low to the ground shrubs. The presence of many cats in a neighborhood send them away also.

Now for the two legged rats. I think that anyone caught doing a B&E should be punished according to what the VICTIM wants! That would stop all B&E's instantly. The victim is the only person not part of the punishemt phase. AND there is NEVER any restitution involved, but the scum bag get popped with court costs.....gotta keep the judicial machine properly fueled you know.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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These are the only rats I am concerned with, these are the most dangerous rats in the neighborhood........Rebecca
I don't think you should worry about the 2 legged rats breaking in to your home. You have to understand, they don't want cops in the neighborhood. They may even protect your block from other gangs. Drug dealers and pushers don't make noise. They don't call security or cops when neighbors are loud or disturbing the peace. The less cops are called to their turf, the better for them. They don't want to steal from you, they make more money selling drugs.
Keep your kids from interacting with them and do not make them think you are trying to study them or memorize a description. Walk softly and carry a big stick.

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Old 02-24-2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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I don't think you should worry about the 2 legged rats breaking in to your home. You have to understand, they don't want cops in the neighborhood. They may even protect your block from other gangs. Drug dealers and pushers don't make noise. They don't call security or cops when neighbors are loud or disturbing the peace. The less cops are called to their turf, the better for them. They don't want to steal from you, they make more money selling drugs.
Keep your kids from interacting with them and do not make them think you are trying to study them or memorize a description.
I agree with you folriva. My guess is the professional drug pusher is not the cocker roaches see shes hanging around her 'hood all day. The pusher spends his days tucked away some where selling to street level users/dealers These are the bums she sees who are associated with the dumb girls who have their children. They are out at all hours of the day and night looking for their next dollar and next piece of 'rock', or hit of meth. The pipe never lets them sleep.
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