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Unread 07-04-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Nutria rats....


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Unread 07-15-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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When I was growing up on 76th street in Chicago, there were alot of rats of all kinds of colors, some black, some grey, some brown. Alot of us in that hood had dogs too, and the rats and flies used to be all over any dog feces they could find. I lived by some vacant lots and the train, people who say that Chicago dont have a rat problem never lived by vacant lots. I was the only male in the house, so my grandma made me the rat hunter. I remember back in the day, a little kid on the Southeast Side got ate alive by some rats. It was on the news, they literally killed that boy.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Lmao @ the rat hunter, awesome story man. Thats too bad for little dude, I couldn't imagine getting ate alive by rats. I've heard stories of people getting ate alive by red ants, that sounds even worse.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 05:20 AM
 
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A little-known side story re 9/11/01 is that on the night of the attacks, police in Jersey City had to close off the area around the Exchange Place PATH station--the first stop from the WTC station--because the area was swarmed with rats fleeing the fires through the tunnel.
That's crazy. Wow. Must've been rats on fire.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I really don't know about this list--it doesn't seem completely accurate. I've been to a few of those cities on that list. I even spent a little time in Louisville, KY (I went to basic training/boot camp at Fort Knox, KY). Atlanta just CAN'T be number two, I've NEVER seen any rats when I was down there. (Not saying that there isn't a rat problem down there, "I" just didn't see any of them).

Out of the cities where I've spent time, Baltimore seems to be the most rat infested city after New York. Baltimore has so many rats, that it's a common thing to see rat "road kill" in many of the city's streets--especially in the older neighborhoods surrounding downtown.( Any truly honest person who lives in or has really spent significant time in Baltimore city has to acknowledge that I'm telling the truth).

A few years back, I questioned an old-head, Baltimore native about this problem. He told me that when they were building Baltimore's one subway line, it disrupted a lot of the sewer systems and caused the rats to come out from underground to the surface. Don't know how true that is, but that's the explanation he gave.
Baltimore has rats no question, but commonly seeing rats as road kill is EXAGGERATING.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I really don't know about this list--it doesn't seem completely accurate. I've been to a few of those cities on that list. I even spent a little time in Louisville, KY (I went to basic training/boot camp at Fort Knox, KY). Atlanta just CAN'T be number two, I've NEVER seen any rats when I was down there. (Not saying that there isn't a rat problem down there, "I" just didn't see any of them).

Out of the cities where I've spent time, Baltimore seems to be the most rat infested city after New York. Baltimore has so many rats, that it's a common thing to see rat "road kill" in many of the city's streets--especially in the older neighborhoods surrounding downtown.( Any truly honest person who lives in or has really spent significant time in Baltimore city has to acknowledge that I'm telling the truth).

A few years back, I questioned an old-head, Baltimore native about this problem. He told me that when they were building Baltimore's one subway line, it disrupted a lot of the sewer systems and caused the rats to come out from underground to the surface. Don't know how true that is, but that's the explanation he gave.
Baltimore has rats no question, but regularly seeing rats as road kills is EXAGGERATING.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Nutria rats....

That thing looks like a beaver. The only reason I know it isn't is the tail...
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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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I would say New York City
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Unread 07-16-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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the only rats I've seen were in Chicago a few years ago...we were there on a short vacation and walking by some alley and saw a couple of rats, it was like from a movie lol

editing to add that I've never been to NYC though
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Unread 07-16-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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That thing looks like a beaver. The only reason I know it isn't is the tail...
Now imagine one in your kitchen.
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