Rotorhub has just posted an odd story. Conservationists in Alaska are seeking bids for removing rats from Rat Island in the Aleutians by using helicopters to broadcast poisoned grain pellets “from buckets guided by differential GPS”. Precision-guided rodenticide – dashed clever, these conservation types! They want to get rid the rats so the seabirds will return. Two helicopters are needed, with “aerial rat baiting” to begin in October. If they succeed, what will they call the place, I wonder – the “Island Formerly Known As Rat”?
Gotta take precautions when there’s rats around… (US Army photo)