New York plans to deal with its rat problem by drowning them in booze

(CNN)No trip to the Big Apple is complete without a few quintessentially New York experiences: grabbing a gigantic slice of NYC-style pizza; strolling across Brooklyn Bridge on a clear morning; and, of course, coming face-to-toe with a cat-sized rat on the subway.

But that last time-honored tradition has vexed city planners for centuries, with rodents blighting New York City’s tunnels, streets and businesses for as long as the city has existed.
Now, at last, a radical solution may be at hand: the city plans to entice the creatures with bait before drowning them in a bucket of alcohol.
A new rat-dunking gadget will be rolled out in Brooklyn’s most infested neighborhoods after a successful trial, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams revealed at a press conference on Thursday.

Article URL : https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/06/us/new-york-rats-alcohol-scli-intl/index.html

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