Opossums overrun Brooklyn


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We’re here to help you! The New York city government, in an effort to control its rat population (the small rodent kind), decided to release opossums in Brooklyn to eat rats. Instead, the opossums have ignored the rats, and now Brooklyn is overrun with both rats and opossums. More here. Key quote:

“Didn’t any of those brain surgeons realize that the opossums were going to multiply?”

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2 comments

  • Kelly Starks

    The “green solution” of introducing preditors is loved by green adn nature types — it unfortunatly tends to be a disaster. Biologicals tend to be as impossible to control as the pests your trying to control.

  • Ralph Gardner

    Didn’t any of them know that Opussums DO NOT EAT RATS!

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