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Monday, January 16, 2012

Rats in DC Must Not Be Killed But Relocated, by Law

           The rats are running wild in DC!!  No, not the President nor any of the other politicians, these rats are the four legged rodents.  It seems the 4 legged rat population is getting out of control in DC especially since the "Occupy DC" folks have moved in. ..
 A DC  law says, Rats in DC have to  be relocated not killed.

           Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel. …

           Cuccinelli said D.C.’s new rat law — the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf)— is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably in families; no glue or snap traps can be utilized; the rodents must be relocated from where they are captured; and some of these animals may need to be transferred to a “wildlife rehabilitator” as part of their relocation process.

           The law does not allow pest control professionals “to kill the dang rats,” Cuccinelli said, “They have to capture them — then capture them in families. [Not sure] how you’re going to figure that out with rats. And then you have to relocate them. That brings us to Virginia. Now, if you don’t relocate them about 25 miles away, according to experts, rodents will find their way back. Well, an easy way to solve that problem is to cross a river, and what’s on the other side of the river? Virginia.”

      You can't fault the Stae of Virginia for not wanting families of rats being relocated to thise state. You  can't fault the people of the United States for wanting to relocate the the current President. ( Enough said)


  1. Poor Virginia, I guess they are used to the DC rats...but not this kind

  2. I bet they see a lot of Drive thru rats on their way to DC. Sounds like they are not happy the rats are coming back!

  3. Read that homeowners don't have to reunite the families and send them away but the pros and government (wildlife) workers do.Is this a good use of tax money????????

  4. Guess it would be to easy to associate the rats you are writing about and the rats in the White house as well as the Congress and Senate?