Friday, October 29, 2004


Mexican rats 1, Man 0

Mexican Town Surrenders to Rats

The desperate residents of Atascaderos, an isolated farm village in the rugged Tarahumara mountains, appealed to Chihuahua state authorities for help more than a month ago, saying the rodents had infested at least 800 homes. Officials estimate the rat population in the area at 250,000.

As CartoonNetwork teaches us; Speedy Gonzales always wins over Sylvester:

Authorities announced recently that they would send in up to 700 cats for a frontal attack on the rats, but only 50 cats were gathered and some died shortly after arriving.

Doing it "the Saddam way" didn't work:

Attempts to poison the rats had little success.

Doing it "the American way" didn't work either:

The community's mayor then offered 40 cents for each rodent killed but that plan had to be withdrawn after concerns that children could be bitten by the rats when trying to kill them so they could collect the rewards.

At least they have a life supply of rat-au-van

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