DRONES DROP POISON BOMBS TO FIGHT ONE ISLAND’S RAT INVASION

Drones Drop Poison Bombs to Fight One Island’s Rat Invasion

Author: Matt Simon

Island Conservation

I get the feeling you don’t dislike rats enough. Because your struggles with the rodents chewing through your house pale in comparison to the problems wrought by rodents chewing through entire island ecosystems. Release just one pregnant rat on an island and soon enough the invasive predators will have decimated that pristine environment like an atom bomb. Sure, rats on their own are pretty neat, but we’ve got a nasty habit of transporting them where they don’t belong, at which point they transform into menaces….