Rats are back


The adaptable, omnivorous and ever-present urban parasite may outlive mankind.

The adaptable, omnivorous and ever-present urban parasite may outlive mankind.

The Canadian province of Alberta is proud of its a rat-free status. For 50 years it has been fighting a ruthless war against rats, with proactive measures that have prevented the rodents from entering the area.

In addition to the Arctic, Antarctica and certain islands such as Iceland, today Alberta is one of the few areas of the world to enjoy this privilege. Elsewhere on the planet, unbeknownst to us, we live surrounded by rats, especially in metropolises like New York, London and Paris.

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