Off topic: Chihuahua State recruiting 700 cats to fight "army of rats"
Thread poster: Rosa Maria Duenas Rios
Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Oct 1, 2004

If you want a laugh on this Friday morning, click on the following link:
http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1143822&mode=voteresults
I know people all over the world are laughing at the attempted solution but, if it ever works, then the Mexicans will have the last laugh!

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-10-02 04:21]


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RobinB  Identity Verified
Germany
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Cats and translators Oct 1, 2004

It'll never work, you know. There's an old saying that managing translators is like herding cats....

Robin


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Never say never... Oct 1, 2004

RobinB wrote:

It'll never work, you know. There's an old saying that managing translators is like herding cats....

Robin


... and never loose hope... that is what I was taught in Mexico... I realize that we are probably very naive but...


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Bruce Popp  Identity Verified
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Dogs Oct 1, 2004

Hi,

Adult rats are too big for cats to handle; once they reach that size it takes a dog. Cats will take care of the mice and baby rats, and birds and chipmunks.

Bruce


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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According to a NPR radio program yesterday... Oct 1, 2004

Bruce Popp wrote:

Hi,

Adult rats are too big for cats to handle; once they reach that size it takes a dog. Cats will take care of the mice and baby rats, and birds and chipmunks.

Bruce


... the idea of bringing in the cats is not so much for them to actually "kill" the rats, but rather to drive them away... the obvious observation is, if the rats go elsewhere, another town will end up with the same problem; and then, how are they going to control the overpopulation of cats? By bringing in dogs; and then, what about the dogs? Just get rid of them after they did their job?

These "organic" solutions are a tricky thing. I guess any other suggestions to put and end to the problem must be most welcome!


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Agnieszka Hayward
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Haven't we seen it before...? Oct 1, 2004

Rosa Maria Duenas Rios wrote:

the obvious observation is, if the rats go elsewhere, another town will end up with the same problem; and then, how are they going to control the overpopulation of cats? By bringing in dogs; and then, what about the dogs? Just get rid of them after they did their job?

These "organic" solutions are a tricky thing. I guess any other suggestions to put and end to the problem must be most welcome!


Hasn't Australia gone through a similar excercise some time ago... with rabbits, but to this very effect Rosa Maria is anticipating. Overpopulation of the "functional killers" is not funny at all...


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