Iran has the biggest beef with Norwegian rats, Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, a top environmental official, told CNN.
He said the critters have “entered Iran from abroad by cargo ships.”
Though it’s unclear if the rats come with paperwork, a search of ratbehavior.org shows that that particular kind of rat can grow 16 inches long. And they are very aggressive, “fighting, chasing, biting and boxing.”
While the Iranians have used poison to kill the rats during the daytime, at night the teams of sharpshooters use infrared lenses to hunt them down.
“We have identified the rats’ places of congregation by using (computer) software,” Heydarzadeh explained. FULL ARTICLE
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