Revere could include owls in aggressive program to kill rampant rats

The Revere Journal reports the city is gearing up for some major rat asskicking that could include traditional rodenticides, dry ice and, yes, owls, in addition to distibuting heavy, covered trash cans to residents.

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Using rat poison will kill

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Using rat poison will kill the owls, and other raptors, who catch and eat the poisoned rodents. Not well thought out I'm afraid.

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Link added

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Sorry for leaving it out.

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the article doesn't mention

the article doesn't mention poison, owls or dry ice. It talks about environment factors and new trash barrels which is very true.

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Council President Jessica Giannino said the city is looking at an aggressive approach which could include dry ice, and owls.

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If the owls become a problem,

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If the owls become a problem, they can just bring in some raptors to take care of the owls.

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Owls are raptors

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Some of them, in fact, prey on smaller owls. So you could bring in owls to deal with the owl problem.

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once on NPR

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a supposed former CIA wetworks guy stated that in the 1960's the CIA was working on a program that would train vampire bats to kill Fidel Castro

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What happens when we're overrun by owls?

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LISA
But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by owls?

SKINNER
No problem. We simply unleash wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the owls.

LISA
But aren't the snakes even worse?

SKINNER
Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.

LISA
But then we're stuck with gorillas!

SKINNER
No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.

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And what municipality hasn't

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And what municipality hasn't dreamed of unleashing an unholy, relentless, silent flock of avian warrior-assassins in the black shadows of the night? Revere just had the courage to make the dream a reality. Get ready for a face full of talons, rats.

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Whitey

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would still be a free man if he'd only had a few owls.

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I hope

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I hope they spend an extra few bucks and get the trained owls, that know to stay within the Revere city limits, not to eat squirrels, and not to eat poisoned rats.
I think an owl only eats one or two rats a week, baiting gets more for a lot less $$$$

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I think you should use the google

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http://www.bamabirds.com/birdinfo/barnowl.html

About 6 meadow voles each night, totaling roughly 9 oz. Most rats are a bit smaller than 9 oz, but call it 9. That's a single rat per owl, per night.

Best rat removal plan: citations for poorly stored trash. You start writing $50 tickets for people who can't be bothered to secure the lid on their trash can and you'll cut into that rat population right quick.

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God loves a Terrier!

A couple Jack Russell Terriers would have that rat situation taken care of in no time!

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