Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Victory on Rat Island

June 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We’ll admit, we were deeply skeptical of plans to rid Alaska’s Rat Island of its marauding rodents. But the airdropped brodifacoum actually seems to have done the trick. Execs at Club Med are surely licking their chops.

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  • Rodent Ops in the South Pacific

    [...] Ever since reading Robert Sullivan’s Rats, I’ve become convinced that the furry little banes of urban sanitation will someday rule the world. They are like land-dwelling versions of the dreaded zebra mussel, adept at turning a minor incursion into a full-blown invasion before any Homo sapiens are the wiser. And once they’ve conquered a piece of territory, they’re oh-so-difficult to expel—though, granted, not impossible, as evidenced by our recent triumph on Alaska’s Rat Island. [...]

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