Rat explosion hits Sydney

A rat explosion has hit the Australian city of Sydney.

Rats have seen a cut into their food supply due to Covid-19.

It is estimated that Sydney has around one billion rodents.

The City of Sydney’s rat catching team has caught more than double the number of rats in March than it did in February.

Rats are normally nocturnal, out foraging when cafe and restaurant rubbish bins are full after an evening of trading.

However, since the coronavirus lockdown rats have been spotted in daylight hours around peoples’ homes.

One Sydney woman reported her pet cat had killed three rats, and another reported two in her backyard.

The combination of less available food combined with recent wet weather had encouraged rats to seek food, and possibly shelter, in suburban homes.

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Jake
Jake
1 month ago

That’s bad! And crazy! But quite interesting that with the lockdown the rodents going out at day because there’s less dangers.

zara
zara
1 month ago

I hope the rats don’t take over the city

ambri
ambri
1 month ago

this is really not good since there is covid19 and rats and other pest could give it to elders or youger people

Rachael
Rachael
1 month ago

Wow that is a lot of rodents you’ve got Australia

jimmy
jimmy
1 month ago

wow a billion is a big number that’s so crazy

Lily
Lily
1 month ago

I hope the people in Sydney is alright and not getting anymore germs from those dirty rats because we’ve already got covid 19 spreading all over the world!

NICOLE
NICOLE
1 month ago

woah i hope it doesnt spread over countrys

Kaiya
Kaiya
1 month ago

what is a rat explosion?

sophiah
sophiah
1 month ago

i hope that those rat catchers are catching all the rats they can. i wouldn’t like to live in sydney at the moment. hope everyone is okay out there in australia from sophiah

eva
eva
26 days ago

Woah!

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