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They found a rat in Alberta, imported from BC

Postby French Castanut » Jan 5th, 2013, 11:31 pm

:ohmygod: end of the world. Montreal has millions of rats and they found *1* in Alberta.

The picture also look photoshopped. What's your opinion on the article/picture?

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Either way, it appears the rodent Dan Reiter said he found in his garage this week is indeed a rat.

Phil Merrill, Alberta's top rat catcher, said several photographs of the rodent caught rooting about Reiter's Calgary garage appears to be a roof rat.

He suspects it likely came from Vancouver and hopes it didn't have company.


Source: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/ca ... 04459.html
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby Phoenix Within » Jan 6th, 2013, 12:42 am

Alberta is a rat-free province and has been since the 1950's. Google it.
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 6th, 2013, 1:41 am

Medicine Hat — The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Aug. 15 2012, 7:06 PM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Aug. 16 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson announced the discovery of the colony of 19 rats during a news conference Wednesday at the Medicine Hat regional landfill.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ... le4483243/
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby Phoenix Within » Jan 6th, 2013, 2:26 am

Alberta even has a "Rat Patrol".
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby theyeti » Jan 6th, 2013, 8:30 am

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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby the truth » Jan 6th, 2013, 9:56 am

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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby theyeti » Jan 6th, 2013, 10:50 am

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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby French Castanut » Jan 6th, 2013, 1:01 pm

This thread has bean cleaned up like the rats in Alberta :dyinglaughing:
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby Ken7 » Jan 6th, 2013, 1:11 pm

French Castanut wrote:This thread has bean cleaned up like the rats in Alberta :dyinglaughing:



I think we have a differant variety here on this forum....

Interesting enough, I wonder if Alberta constantly baits for rats (Trap) to see if they have this issuee under control. If you see a rat, there are many more!

Poison can be eaten by mice or rats, as it is the same bait. It would be interesting to know.
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby juz516 » Jan 6th, 2013, 1:22 pm

Lived in AB for a lot of years.....and only ever saw/heard of one rat in all that time.
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta.. imported from BC

Postby French Castanut » Jan 6th, 2013, 1:23 pm

And I lived in Quebec for years, and I only saw one in my lifetime... A baby rat I purchased as a pet. But then the smell was so bad I got rid of it a couple weeks later.

Did I mention there are millions of rats in Quebec?
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta, imported from BC

Postby UltraViolet » Jan 6th, 2013, 9:27 pm

There are plenty of rats in trappers cabins in the foothills/mountains of Alberta.
Alberta may be free of rats in local areas, but is not rat free.
A trapper from Cadomin Alberta had me hold on to one pitch fork while he stabbed a rat behind the woodpile in his cabin. He has been a trapper for decades and has not once visited his cabin without killing a rat.

Other trappers have told me the same thing.
They also laugh when they hear that Alberta is Rat Free.
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Re: They found a rat in Alberta, imported from BC

Postby theyeti » Jan 7th, 2013, 7:46 am

isnt that interesting . do they just mean the farmland then is rat free ??
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