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  • rat free alberta is no more and it was discovered in calgary

    read the link here

    http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/lo...3?hub=Edmonton
    Edmonton Rocks Rocks Rocks

  • #2
    Alberta has had rats for decades, they usually hide out in Edmonton, in the Legislature......get rid of those rats and breath some fresh air into Alberta!!
    Time will tell on this new Alberta Government.

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    • #3
      Who gives a rat's anyways?
      Nisi Dominus Frustra

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      • #4
        A rat in Calgary, they're surprised???? Let me guess, it's name is Ralph?
        LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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        • #5
          Your thread title is false. Has moahunter been giving you writing lessons?

          A dead rat found Friday in northwest Calgary was likely someone's pet, a city bylaw official says, ensuring Alberta's rat-free status remains intact.
          Metaphors aside, this isn't news. There are a few rats discovered every year. Here are some recent examples:

          http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/sto...-rat-free.html

          http://www.fortsaskatchewanrecord.co...aspx?e=2256179

          Rat control efforts still do succeed for the most part.
          "A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." - Frank Lloyd Wright

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          • #6
            Maybe get some feral cats?

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            • #7
              If rats are anything like Mice, they'll be just as hard to get rid of.

              I mean, really?

              Alberta a rat-free province? Do the rats know this? Is there a big sign just outside of Alberta's borders that reads, "If you're a rat, stay out!"?

              I guess the rats weren't reading the signs as they entered, huh?

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              • #8
                Just HOW did this rat-free myth get started in the first place?
                Nisi Dominus Frustra

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                • #9
                  Not really a myth...maybe the claim is a little over blown.

                  Can't remember when the initiative started but Alberta is basically Rat (rodent style) free. I was done to cut looses to agriculture and has seen benefits across a wide spectrum of industry which is why it is maintained.

                  The lose of grain and other products to rats in other areas is very significant, not to mention the other damage the little beasts do and the health issues they create.

                  Good program that is inexpensive and effective.

                  Tom

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cal76 View Post
                    Maybe get some feral cats?
                    And when we run out of rats, how will we control the feral cats? Bears?
                    Strathcona City Separatist

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                    • #11
                      I don't know about bears, but dogs definitely won't work:

                      There was an old lady who swallowed a cow.
                      I don't know how she swallowed a cow.
                      She swallowed the cow to catch the dog.
                      She swallowed the dog, to catch the cat.
                      She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
                      She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
                      that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
                      She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
                      I don't know why she swallowed the fly
                      I guess she'll die.


                      I know an old lady who swallowed a horse...
                      She's dead of course!
                      "A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." - Frank Lloyd Wright

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                      • #12
                        You can find more info on the Rat Patrol (no they don't target politicians) here;
                        http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$departm...sf/all/prm3266

                        The Alberta government is actively working with the Saskatchewan government to expand the program eastward.

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                        • #13
                          Matilda the pet rat that was saved from "death row" in Calgary was flown back to Vancouver today aboard a Westjet "mercy" flight. Come next winter perhaps a person can scam a free flight to the wet coast by saying they want to "escort" a pet rat home to Vancouver.....

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                          • #14
                            If there are no rats in Alberta how come they've sold rat poison for decades?

                            BS like the "Alberta Advantage" or "City of Champions".

                            Well, the last one at least has sarcastic value.

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                            • #15
                              What you call "rat poison" - warfarin - is also used for mice. It's also known as coumadin, which is used to treat hypertension.
                              "A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." - Frank Lloyd Wright

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