Oh, rats.

The poet Robert Browning described them thus in the Pied Piper of Hamelin:

Every day at the store, it was the same thing — chew marks on a loaf of gluten-free bread, every day, for four months. “The pest control officer thought for sure someone was pulling his leg. He could find no evidence of a rat, but every morning this gluten- free bread was gnawed on a […] Read more

Rats return to Alberta; hunt is on

There were 70 dead rats in Medicine Hat, Alta., as of Aug. 20, and the search to find and obliterate the rodents continues in the province that has prided itself on being “rat-free” since the 1950s. News of the infestation at the regional landfill, on the outskirts of Medicine Hat, was released last week and […] Read more