Hundreds of rats wash up on Westport beaches

Hundreds of rats have washed up on Westport beaches.

In totally around 600 rats have been recovered with experts concerned that more may follow.

Some of the rats have been sent for testing as the Department of Conservation to find out why it happened. 

Some people believe the rats could have washed out of the hills by heavy rain after a 1080 poison operation 140km away. However, most experts are ruling this out.

Locals are being warned to keep their dogs off the beaches. 

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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

The new is always something cool

stuff
stuff
10 months ago

so sad

matthew .b
matthew .b
10 months ago

are they cute

hamish
hamish
10 months ago

they are the cutest things ever

logan
logan
10 months ago

so sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

so sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

very sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

thats not good

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

that is so sad..

Mollie
Mollie
10 months ago

That’s so weird
,

Mollie
Mollie
10 months ago

That’s so weird

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

That’s so weird
,

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