Mutant Rats Are Multiplying In The UK

Ergh, gross.

1. Poison-resistant rats have been found in Kent and Sussex, according to the British Pest Control Association.

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2. “They eat poison like feed; you might as well be leaving out grain for them”, their spokesman told Metro.

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3. Immunity to poison in rats is not a new development, but the mutants are spreading quickly.

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Researchers advocate stronger poisons, but the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds advises caution.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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