And those are just the reported rats caught in traps. More have been sighted. They are from all parts of the island: west, mid, and east end. Photos of the rats that have been caught show them to be huge, plausibly due to feeding on garbage and/or compost or perhaps pet food, birdseed or bait that wasn’t safely stored.
Everybody on Savary has to take some responsibility for this problem. Don’t give rats handouts at your compost, or sleeping quarters in your sheds or under structures. To learn more about keeping rats and rodents out of your cabin, download this comprehensive manual PDF at bit.ly/Rodent-Manual
Do you have numbers to report? It will help us all if we share information about rat numbers and locations. Drop us an email if the rats are in your neighbourhood: firstname.lastname@example.org