Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Think Allston-Brighton's Got a Rodent Problem? Try 2 Billion Mice in a Chinese Community!

Flooding of the Yangtze River in China has apparently flooded mouseholes on islands in the middle of large, shallow Lake Dongting, driving the rodents to the main land. Two billion of those little mice critters, that is. And they aren't blaming it on open trash cans.

The Chinese have made progress whacking them, though -- 2.3 million mice dead to date, totalling 90 tons. Weapons of choice? Shovels, clubs, and fishing nets.

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