Double bad news for Calgary ... first off, despite Alberta's decades long campaign to keep the province rat free, there's a rat alert out for one Calgary neighbourhood.
What's worse is that they might not be the healthiest rats going. New York City's Department of Health, which actually operates a Rat Information Portal, says that there's are disease free in comparison to those found in other cities.
How bad is the rat problem in NYC ? The Brooklyn Daily Eagle say's that their borough is "crawling with the rodents" and reference a NYC Department of Health poll that fond rats one of the top quality-of-life issues they face. I wrote about the poll results in detail here.
Also check out mcbrooklyn.
Not like I have a rat fetish or anything !