Apparently Aggressive, Cannibal Rats Are The New Thing We Have to Worry About And I Cannot Deal

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I feel like we are living in a long, horribly planned out episode of Punk’d.

Okay, Ashton Kutcher, you got us – you can stop this madness!

Seriously though, if you thought that 2020 was going to start to lighten up on us, think again.

Aside from the virus, we’ve had tornadoes, wild fires, earthquakes, murder hornets, and lots of other crazy things happen so WHY NOT add aggressive, cannibal rats to that ever growing list?

Yep – aggressive cannibal rats. I cannot even deal with this right now.

According to several reports, rats are HUNGRY since restaurants haven’t been open, they don’t have trashed food to eat.

They are so hungry, some rats are resorting to eating each other or even their young. OMG how awful!

In one report, an expert Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist said:

“They’re mammals just like you and I, and so when you’re really, really hungry, you’re not going to act the same — you’re going to act very bad, usually,” he said. “So these rats are fighting with one another, now the adults are killing the young in the nest and cannibalizing the pups.”

Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist

Other rats are becoming aggressive because of the hunger. I mean, can you really blame them? I know I am angry when I am hungry aka hangry.

In all seriousness, it has become such a problem that the CDC has gotten involved…

According to the CDC website:

Jurisdictions have closed or limited service at restaurants and other commercial establishments to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Rodents rely on the food and waste generated by these establishments. Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas. Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food. Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behavior.


So, what can you do to avoid such agressive cannibal rats?

The CDC says there is a few things you can do:

Preventive actions include sealing up access into homes and businesses, removing debris and heavy vegetation, keeping garbage in tightly covered bins, and removing pet and bird food from their yards.


Also, if I happen to come across a rat for any reason, I am about to run like the wind (and I sure hope wind is fast)!

I am sorry if this just ruined your day but know you are not alone, it ruined mine too.

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