Monday, 29 April 2013

Rats! We Have Mice!

Quite recently, the Ladies of 8 Herschel made a horrendous discovery: creatures of the night were living among them. A few claimed to see rats skittering across the kitchen counter, while others saw mouse tails disappearing into small holes. Regardless, the screams could be heard halfway across the Western Cape. After the exterminator was called, traps were laid, and heart attacks averted, a calm settled over the house. However, it wasn't too long before the next squeak was heard.

The Ladies of 8 Herschel have no idea how fortunate they are to have only a minor mouse problem.

Quite recently, a rat the size of a cat was found in a South African township after small children were attacked, with some babies found dead. This rat, called the Gambian pouched rat, is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and can grow up to 3 feet long. It has poor eyesight but an acute sense of hearing and smelling.

Read more about the Gambian pouched rat and the recent attacks:

- PB

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