Take That, You Dirty Rat! Authorities War With Rodents on Rábida Island

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Interesting piece in the Tempo Blog about how the Galápagos authorities have been waging war on the rat population of Rábida Island.   According to the blog:  “The process involves helicopters, which drop specially designed poisonous bait contained in light blue cubes that attract rats but are repulsive to other inhabitants of the islands. The poison is specially engineered with a strong anti-coagulant that will make the dead rats dry up and disintegrate in less than eight days.” Ratpocalypse now????