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Lots of rats flushed out from their under Copenhagen den by flood water

Monday, 04 July 2011
The heavy flooding experienced in Copenhagen, Denmark has forced large population of rates both alive and dead to be flushed out of their various dens from under Copenhagen.

Authorities say that they have over the weekend had cases in which rats were flushed up by large swell of water and have called on residents who come across dead animals not to touch them directly  with their but to use something to pick the dead animal with

“The best thing to do is to take a plastic bag over the hand and put down the mouse in it and then throw it into the general household waste,” says Otkjaer Thune of the Copenhagen department of pest control.

A health hazard on the other hand however will not be caused by the dead animals, as long as they are not touch. Their dangerous bacteria are mainly due to the coat and are not airborne.

Those who have received contact with live rats are requested to contact the municipality.
“We have had two cases where people have tried to pour hot water on live rats down in the toilets, says Morten Otkjaer Thune.
By Scancomark.se Team


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