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Old 06-27-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've seen so many rats that I'm immune to them (there used to be 3 million of them--one for each person)...
Nah there actually used to be like 9-12 million of them.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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I've seen so many rats that I'm immune to them (there used to be 3 million of them--one for each person). I can't count how many times I've been on a walk and seen a rat scurry across the sidewalk from one grassy area to another (almost always at night). But I've never met an aggressive rat. Remember: They're more afraid of you than you are of them. You'll be fine.
Ha! I don't think the rats in this town are afraid of much of anything.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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They are afraid of plenty of things.
Throw anything at a rat and itll run away fast. even if hes real far away.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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A sudden move? Are you kidding me? I had one stand on its hind legs on Division near Ashland like 4 years ago and that sucker did not flinch even when I threw rocks at it.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:39 AM
 
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well thats 1 out of millions. Ive thrown stuff at rats at least 5 meters away and they have ran, about a hundred times.
In fact, Ive never heard of your story before.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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I grew up in Chicago and do agree that the rat problem has gotten much better in the last 10-15 years. I developed a rat phobia after the garbage strike in the late 80's, which made me really hyper-vigelent of rats. I made a short move to the burbs a few years ago and was disgusted by the possum and racoon problem in places like Naperville. My advise is have a braver person throw out your trash and you can go years with out seeing one.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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I love rats!
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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The nice thing about the wet spring is the raccoons are enormous. These bloated creatures can't move all that quickly and make easy targets for the coyotes. Nature's way...
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Coyotes???
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Possums and rabbits around my house. Beaver in Jackson Park.
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