http://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/animal/rats-becoming-more-of-a-problem-in-oregon-this-year/283-518784685 "It is a bad year for rats," said Dana Sanchez, wildlife specialist for Oregon State University Extension Service. "Eugene and parts of Portland are experiencing a noticeable increase." Author: Kym Pokorny, Special to the Statesman Journal Published: 10:57 AM PST February 14, 2018 An uptick in urban rats has homeowners frantically trying to figure
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-nutria-invade-california-20180209-story.html The associated Press FEB 09, 2018 | 7:35 AM Wildlife officials are asking California residents to report any sightings of nutria — an invasive rodent that eats so much aquatic vegetation that it threatens wetlands and marshes. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday it is trying to eradicate the rodents from
By DAVE TAFTJAN. 11, 2018 Photo: Credit Rod Planck/Science Source The meadow vole at home. At least until the snow melts. The meadow vole at home. At least until the snow melts. Credit Rod Planck/Science Source Violent winds and snow, temperatures in the negative numbers — humans have it easy these days. Staring out the
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-adds-dry-ice-to-its-rat-fighting-war-chest/2018/01/03/dbf8204a-e443-11e7-a65d-1ac0fd7f097e_story.html?utm_term=.c174d691d9ef A rat looks for food at a trash can in September near Georgia Avenue NW in the Park View area of Washington. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Rachel Chason January 3 Photo: A rat looks for food at a trash can in September near Georgia Avenue NW in the Park View area of Washington.
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/01/03/oh-rats-flight-gets-canceled-after-rat-is-seen-boarding-plane.html Oh, rats! An Alaska Airlines flight got altogether cancelled after a rat was seen getting into the aircraft at the California’s Oakland International Airport. The critter presumably hopped from the jetway to the plane as passengers were boarding the Portland, Ore.-bound flight on Jan. 2, the Associated Press reported. Flight Alaska 915 was originally