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(STV.tv)   City bans public from feeding ducks in the park over fears it might encourage rats. No word of a ban on feeding rats so far   (news.stv.tv) divider line 46
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2014-04-28 12:28:51 PM
lol, what? the band played what?
 
2014-04-28 12:34:11 PM

some_beer_drinker: lol, what? the band played what?


The Encouraging Rats of course.
 
2014-04-28 12:39:20 PM

PreMortem: some_beer_drinker: lol, what? the band played what?

The Encouraging Rats of course.


The Encouraging Rats is the name of my Twisted Sister cover band.
 
2014-04-28 01:25:54 PM
They're violating the ducks First Amendment rights

/bread crumbs are speech
 
2014-04-28 01:26:49 PM
It would encourage the rats to feed the ducks?
 
2014-04-28 02:05:23 PM
Ducks like bread.
 
2014-04-28 02:05:41 PM
Can't they just bring in snakes to eat the rats?
 
2014-04-28 02:06:04 PM
Another group in need of actual problems.
 
2014-04-28 02:06:23 PM
 
2014-04-28 02:08:07 PM
I like rats. Oh hello silly genie I wish for the handy petting. Tickle tickle on the carrot stick have the cow eat the candle wick. Feeding you gives me gristle. I like this park let us ride the carousel with the little tail of you OM MAGOODNESS did you have the poisoning wafer. No do not have this I will have the saving. Sadness. Flies and maggots. Damn these ducklings.
 
2014-04-28 02:09:15 PM
What's stupid about banning an activity that attracts rats, especially since those giant, super-intelligent rats are taking over the UK?
 
2014-04-28 02:12:50 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Can't they just bring in snakes to eat the rats?


Then they can just bring in coyotes to eat the snakes... and babies.
 
2014-04-28 02:13:59 PM
 
2014-04-28 02:15:32 PM
Ducks are nearly as bad as rats, and Canada geese are worse.
 
2014-04-28 02:17:02 PM
Look, if the city would just stop food from being brought in to the city altogether, they could solve this problem.
 
2014-04-28 02:18:14 PM
I remember when Fark was interesting. Now, it has this crap, which is about as mundane as you can get. Why not just post random want ads?

/ Seriously, what happened? Stupid mods? No interesting submissions? Everybody is high and finds "don't feed ducks" stories hilarious?
 
2014-04-28 02:22:57 PM
A spokesman for the ducks stated:

"We, the ducks thank you for all the bread and crackers you provided over the years. We now understand this was done at the expense of the city, so we humbly ask you to pass this cost on to us.

Just put it on our bill."
 
2014-04-28 02:26:22 PM

Graffito: What's stupid about banning an activity that attracts rats, especially since those giant, super-intelligent rats are taking over the UK?


But enough about the Tories.
 
2014-04-28 02:28:56 PM

Milo Minderbinder: I remember when Fark was interesting. Now, it has this crap, which is about as mundane as you can get. Why not just post random want ads?

/ Seriously, what happened? Stupid mods? No interesting submissions? Everybody is high and finds "don't feed ducks" stories hilarious?


It's not news, it's fark. Blame the source. Of course, there it sort of is news.

We should be doing a better job of making fun of it, that's all.

How about we set it in Africa? No feeding the ostriches because it attracts lions.
 
2014-04-28 02:30:17 PM
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But master will starve without his monthly ketchup. Once a month, when the moon is at its fullest! It's a family tradition.
 
2014-04-28 02:30:52 PM
In before some farker comes in to suck Meow's herpes sprayer for his stupid schtick.
 
2014-04-28 02:31:23 PM
Do you want rats? Because that's how you get rats.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-28 02:34:32 PM

BalugaJoe: Ducks like bread.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wing

What happens when you feed ducks shiatty bread meant for humans
 
2014-04-28 02:35:37 PM
Politicians....I mean rats will always exist.
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2014-04-28 02:44:59 PM
Something something gorillas.
 
2014-04-28 02:50:49 PM
But are discouraged rats really any better?
 
2014-04-28 03:07:20 PM
No worries about rats today...

They don't like Mondays.
 
2014-04-28 03:21:17 PM
If feeding ducks encourages rats....would feeding rats encourage ducks?
 
2014-04-28 03:22:03 PM

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But master will starve without his monthly ketchup. Once a month, when the moon is at its fullest! It's a family tradition.



When you're looking for some fun... you can always count upon...
 
2014-04-28 03:29:12 PM
Here is a horrifying video of a rat feeding on its freshly killed dinner...http://youtu.be/9TjHj67ruF4
 
2014-04-28 03:36:42 PM

Stinkyy: In before some farker comes in to suck Meow's herpes sprayer for his stupid schtick.


LAUGHTER OL this is the favorite of all!
 
2014-04-28 03:38:16 PM
But seriously, i have a massive rat infestation in my yard.

I would appreciate advice.

They live in my crappy vegetation:,ivy, palm trees, my dilapidated shed.

I can't put poison out because i have dogs. They're too damn smart for traps. I take the dog food in at night.

I've been told high powered air rifle, but i live in a densely populated area.
 
2014-04-28 03:42:06 PM
Big deal.

They've banned duck feeding in a lot of parks and commons in London.

My local park stopped people from feeding the ducks about 8 years ago. I can understand why they banned it as there were lots of people throwing not just bread but kebabs, chips and chicken for the ducks.

There was also a big problem with the rat population. They were bold enough to walk past you at a leisurely pace as if they owned the place.

They were huge too.

TheZorker: Fark like a Barsoomian: [content6.flixster.com image 200x150]
But master will starve without his monthly ketchup. Once a month, when the moon is at its fullest! It's a family tradition.


When you're looking for some fun... you can always count upon...


The wild and wacky one they call...

Just watched the entire series yesterday with my kid so getting a kick etc...
 
2014-04-28 03:47:53 PM

o'really: But seriously, i have a massive rat infestation in my yard.

I would appreciate advice.

They live in my crappy vegetation:,ivy, palm trees, my dilapidated shed.

I can't put poison out because i have dogs. They're too damn smart for traps. I take the dog food in at night.

I've been told high powered air rifle, but i live in a densely populated area.


Get some cats.

Don't bother with sonics as they don't work.

I've also heard that tiger poo works but is also likely to keep other animals away though.
 
2014-04-28 03:59:55 PM

o'really: But seriously, i have a massive rat infestation in my yard.

I would appreciate advice.

They live in my crappy vegetation:,ivy, palm trees, my dilapidated shed.

I can't put poison out because i have dogs. They're too damn smart for traps. I take the dog food in at night.

I've been told high powered air rifle, but i live in a densely populated area.


A friend of mine had exactly the same problem you describe, and also unable to use air rifle in a densely populated area.
He solved the problem by cultivating a Datura plant in the center of his yard.  Now the problem is solved.
The Datura is a poisonous plant, and most animals instinctively know to avoid it.  Snakes, rats, squirrels, birds, they all keep a healthy distance from it.  Something tells me your dogs will be smart enough to stay clear also.

Here is a pic of the plant, in his yard in Chicago's Stony Island neighborhood.
s17.postimg.org

And more info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura

Hope that helps!  Best wishes.
 
2014-04-28 04:16:54 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-28 04:17:32 PM

o'really: But seriously, i have a massive rat infestation in my yard.

I would appreciate advice.

They live in my crappy vegetation:,ivy, palm trees, my dilapidated shed.

I can't put poison out because i have dogs. They're too damn smart for traps. I take the dog food in at night.

I've been told high powered air rifle, but i live in a densely populated area.


If you have rats, there's a water supply for them. If you can get rid of the water, the rats will leave.
 
2014-04-28 04:29:32 PM

weapon13: o'really: But seriously, i have a massive rat infestation in my yard.

I would appreciate advice.

They live in my crappy vegetation:,ivy, palm trees, my dilapidated shed.

I can't put poison out because i have dogs. They're too damn smart for traps. I take the dog food in at night.

I've been told high powered air rifle, but i live in a densely populated area.

Get some cats.

Don't bother with sonics as they don't work.

I've also heard that tiger poo works but is also likely to keep other animals away though.


Hopefully not these cats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPK_ij0llc8
 
2014-04-28 04:37:05 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Can't they just bring in snakes to eat the rats?


But then they will need to bring in Gorillas to eat the snakes. The gorillas will simply freeze when winter comes.
 
2014-04-28 04:56:01 PM

Graffito: What's stupid about banning an activity that attracts rats, especially since those giant, super-intelligent rats are taking over the UK?


Rats and Super rats? I thought those only troubled Audrey Hepburn.
 
2014-04-28 05:24:36 PM
As long as they haven't banned wishing you were far away.
 
2014-04-28 05:31:47 PM
Feeding ducks should be banned because in addition to encouraging rats, it also encourages ducks.
 
2014-04-28 05:49:01 PM
Rats have a better union.
 
2014-04-28 06:03:43 PM
winged rats
www.jamesmaherphotography.com
 
2014-04-29 12:23:58 AM
Banned -Giving food to birds.
Not banned- tossing food on the ground or in the water.
 
2014-04-29 09:33:22 AM
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Why is the rat playing a saxophone?
 
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