Invasive rat kill in Galapagos targets 180M hungry pests

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Invasive rat kill in Galapagos targets 180M hungry pests

Galapagos National Park staff test equipment that will hold poisonous bait to kill rats on the Galapagos Islands. Introduced to the islands by whalers and buccaneers in the 17th century, the rodents threaten native birds and other animal and plant species.
Workers fill bins with the poisonous rat bait. Bell Laboratories in the United States developed the bait. The poison is contained in light blue cubes that attract rats but are repulsive to other animals.

Invasive rat kill in Galapagos targets 180M hungry pests

Galapagos National Park staff test equipment that will hold poisonous bait to kill rats on the Galapagos Islands. Introduced to the islands by whalers and buccaneers in the 17th century, the rodents threaten native birds and other animal and plant species.
Workers fill bins with the poisonous rat bait. Bell Laboratories in the United States developed the bait. The poison is contained in light blue cubes that attract rats but are repulsive to other animals.
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