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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 9:22 PM
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I remember seeing a few rats on Chicago's redline tracks but not much more than that.
Remember rats on DC metro tracks as well.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 9:23 PM
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LA has a lot more predators roaming around to keep the rats in check probably. I've seen coyotes wandering around there several times. Bob cats, mountain lions and all kinds of scary shit that live in the wild...
Oh yes. Coyotes often follow riverbeds and washes, concrete-lined or not.

Where I live in South Pas, I see coyotes, skunks, racoons... and of course feral parrots, as well as feral peacocks and peahens.

It's funny because I've seen a few coyotes cross at unsignalized crosswalks, and wait for the green light at intersections at night. They've really gotten used to being around humans and possibly even follow human behavior.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 9:29 PM
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I remember seeing a few rats on Chicago's redline tracks but not much more than that.
Remember rats on DC metro tracks as well.
Same here, and I've lived in both cities. All cities have pests. And using the number of complaints as a gauge of the severity of the issue is bogus. Residents of some American cities might tolerate certain pests like rats more than others without complaining, but that does not mean their problem is less if they don't complain. Does anyone think NYC trash problem is less than Omaha's because NYC residents may not be too upset if trashed is piled high because that may be more of an normal occurrence in that big crowded city?
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 10:01 PM
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I remember seeing a few rats on Chicago's redline tracks but not much more than that.
Remember rats on DC metro tracks as well.
The only times I've seen urban rats were in cities with subways. Every city with one had teams of rats on the tracks plotting against the human race.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 10:39 PM
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in the 10 years I lived in Chicago, I never once saw a rat.

I did see a 'possum, though, which is kind of like a rat with a pouch, which I presume is where they keep their pizza.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 10:42 PM
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The only times I've seen urban rats were in cities with subways. Every city with one had teams of rats on the tracks plotting against the human race.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 10:47 PM
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I've never seen a rat here in 6 years...

Do you live in Skid Row or something? And spare me the BS of "rats are everywhere you go" nonsense.
Cool.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 6:09 AM
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LA has a lot more predators roaming around to keep the rats in check probably. I've seen coyotes wandering around there several times. Bob cats, mountain lions and all kinds of scary shit that live in the wild...
Yep. Presumably London has rats in parts (particularly east, in places like Shoreditch, which is basically like Lower Manhattan in built form). But where I am is close enough to a park that there are foxes patrolling the neighborhood at night, and those things will get right into the burrows and eat the young.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 12:52 PM
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Yep. Presumably London has rats in parts (particularly east, in places like Shoreditch, which is basically like Lower Manhattan in built form). But where I am is close enough to a park that there are foxes patrolling the neighborhood at night, and those things will get right into the burrows and eat the young.
Much like some cities use goats to keep vegetation at bay they could use minks to keep rats at bay.
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Toronto is Raccoon City.




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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 6:11 PM
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Much like some cities use goats to keep vegetation at bay they could use minks to keep rats at bay.
In a lot of Mediterranean cities, it’s feral cats.
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quite a few feral cats in my Chicago hood.. wicker park

and plenty of rats. saw a smushed one in alley this week, as a matter of fact
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In a lot of Mediterranean cities, it’s feral cats.
Yeah I have friend from Cairo and he said the feral cat population is huge.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 8:04 PM
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Video showing rodents under a table at O’Hare International Airport has airport officials investigating

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/new...ate/ar-AAFADU6


The Chicago Department of Aviation said it plans to “immediately dispatch humane rodent abatement measures to the area” following footage that showed two rodents underneath a raised table where passengers can charge their phones. It remains unclear if the rodents seen in the footage are mice or small rats. 

Coady Ahern, who took the video and posted it to social media, said it was taken Thursday at a gate for Spirit Airlines.

“I was waiting for my flight and couldn’t believe it," Ahern said. "It was so disgusting to see rats playing under the table.”
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 11:41 PM
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Spirit Airlines. So nothing too out of the ordinary.
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When I lived in DC I saw rats frequently (no I'm not talking about the Republican politicians) while here in Chicago I have only occasionally seen them... certainly not to the extent I saw them in DC.
^ Belly laugh... thanx!
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The raccoon issue (or problem depending on POV) in Toronto has tasked the world's best designers with delivering scores of "raccoon-proof" garbage cans in the past couple of decades.

Official score as of 2019: raccoon nation- Win. Toronto neighbourhoods -Lose.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2019, 6:11 PM
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This was a New York rat, but still, they do love pizza.

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Even rats know that thin crust is better than deep dish.
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