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Scientists dream of developing a real-world version of the Pied Piper's magic flute â€” new poisons that pose no threat to people, pets or wildlife, while specifically targeting rats, those germ-laden creatures that outnumber humans 6 to 1 in some urban areas.
Officials in Hamlin, Germany -- the city known as the setting of the Pied Piper legend -- said life is imitating myth as the town is being invaded by rats. Hamlin town spokesman Thomas Wahmes said a makeshift trash dump at the edge of town has become a real refuge for the vermin ahead of planned festivities for the 725th anniversary of the town's founding, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. He said the trash heap is serving as a takeaway food center for the rats. The town's rat problem...
By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jun. 22--Rats! In Manteo, they seem to be everywhere, and kids are, like, really mad at them. The kids say that rats are stealing bikes and lunches, and making off with toys. The rats have made a bad situation even worse.
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