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(Pix11)   NYC is looking for a director of rodent mitigation. The rat czar should be a swashbuckling person with a crafty humor, a general aura of badassery and a virulent vehemence for vermin   (pix11.com) divider line
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914 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Dec 2022 at 9:20 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-01 8:42:49 AM  
I would imagine some flute proficiency is also preferred.
 
2022-12-01 8:51:20 AM  
Release 10,000 cats, rat snakes, and weasels to do the job
 
2022-12-01 8:54:28 AM  
I can't tell if this is a beginning level quest or if I've wandered into a part of the map I should be in yet.
 
2022-12-01 9:10:48 AM  

TaDu: I can't tell if this is a beginning level quest or if I've wandered into a part of the map I should be in yet.


The quest "Significantly reduce rat populations in NYC" is a legendary quest line nobody has even gotten close to completing.  Most players get stuck on the seemingly intractable problem of containerizing trash due to space requirements, leaving an endless buffet for the rats which maxes out the rat regeneration rate, making all other eradication efforts pointless.
 
2022-12-01 9:21:20 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:21:36 AM  
Are they of unusual size.   Do you know Wallace Shawn of Princess Bride fame lives in NYC?   Perhaps he can take the job.   Inconceivable!
 
2022-12-01 9:24:21 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:24:51 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:25:07 AM  
I know a guy
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2022-12-01 9:25:33 AM  
The rat czar revolting.
 
2022-12-01 9:27:04 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:27:22 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:27:54 AM  
Releasing a chemical to make them sterile would work.
 
2022-12-01 9:28:12 AM  
They would never give me the job, but I think I could actually excel at increasing sanitation efficiency and creatively murdering rodents. Of course, the first thing I'd do is unify the garbage collection to be city run instead of privatized, so if I managed to get the job, I imagine I would be quickly thrown in a dumpster.
 
2022-12-01 9:28:25 AM  
Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the "vox populi" now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.
 
2022-12-01 9:29:19 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:30:28 AM  
I at first read that as rodent migration, and thought no problem.  Just load them all on a plane and fly them to Texas and Florida.  Tell them all the garbage they can eat will be waiting for them on arrival
 
2022-12-01 9:31:54 AM  

no1curr: Release 10,000 cats, rat snakes, and weasels to do the job


New York winters are cold enough to freeze gorillas, so that would work.
 
2022-12-01 9:32:03 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:32:10 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:33:30 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I would imagine some flute proficiency is also preferred.


I was thinking old Ken Shabby myself
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2022-12-01 9:34:54 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:38:48 AM  
When killing needs done, you always hire a cat...


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2022-12-01 9:39:36 AM  
I know why it's an awful idea, but can't we just release thousands of cats into the city?
 
2022-12-01 9:42:21 AM  
I had heard the phrase "Rats as big as small dogs" in stories about NYC when I was a kid and thought I was being messed with.

When I moved there, I realized "big as a small dog" actually understated their size.....
 
2022-12-01 9:43:01 AM  
They can hire my dog. Nothing he loves better than killing some rats. He actually hasn't killed one in a while because all the rats in our local parks have either run away or been viciously mauled by my dog.
 
2022-12-01 9:43:46 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:46:16 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:48:24 AM  

FarkMeThatsGood: I know why it's an awful idea, but can't we just release thousands of cats into the city?


We have a lot of stray cats in my neighborhood. We have even more rats.
 
2022-12-01 9:49:32 AM  
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/props if you know.
 
2022-12-01 9:52:03 AM  

gamergirl23: FarkMeThatsGood: I know why it's an awful idea, but can't we just release thousands of cats into the city?

We have a lot of stray cats in my neighborhood. We have even more rats.


Because cats dont actually go after rats, they catch mice and birds. Release rat terriers.

/three farm cats
 
2022-12-01 9:52:22 AM  
Guys, these are NYC rats. They're big, coordinated, and probably armed to the teeth (also big teeth). They're gonna need to go with

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2022-12-01 9:54:36 AM  
I saw the biggest rat I've ever seen the other night. Huge. About the size of my upper arm. I'm a native NYC'er so I have seen a lot of rats over the years but this one was humongous. I guess he was the rat king. Rats are the true owners of NYC.
 
2022-12-01 9:58:03 AM  

wax_on: They can hire my dog. Nothing he loves better than killing some rats. He actually hasn't killed one in a while because all the rats in our local parks have either run away or been viciously mauled by my dog.


Terrier?

Maybe NYC should release a bunch of terriers.
 
2022-12-01 9:58:51 AM  
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2022-12-01 9:59:42 AM  

xanadian: wax_on: They can hire my dog. Nothing he loves better than killing some rats. He actually hasn't killed one in a while because all the rats in our local parks have either run away or been viciously mauled by my dog.

Terrier?

Maybe NYC should release a bunch of terriers.


They have had enough problems with terrierists.
 
2022-12-01 10:02:18 AM  

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No big piece of rebar?
 
2022-12-01 10:04:30 AM  

kendelrio: I had heard the phrase "Rats as big as small dogs" in stories about NYC when I was a kid and thought I was being messed with.

When I moved there, I realized "big as a small dog" actually understated their size.....



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2022-12-01 10:08:44 AM  

gamergirl23: They would never give me the job, but I think I could actually excel at increasing sanitation efficiency and creatively murdering rodents. Of course, the first thing I'd do is unify the garbage collection to be city run instead of privatized, so if I managed to get the job, I imagine I would be quickly thrown in a dumpster.


Welded into a dumpster and dumped in the Gowanus Canal.
 
2022-12-01 10:15:33 AM  
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2022-12-01 10:18:14 AM  

nursetim: no1curr: Release 10,000 cats, rat snakes, and weasels to do the job

New York winters are cold enough to freeze gorillas, so that would work.


Not anymoar.  With warmer climates come more pest infestations.
 
2022-12-01 10:21:40 AM  

kendelrio: I had heard the phrase "Rats as big as small dogs" in stories about NYC when I was a kid and thought I was being messed with.

When I moved there, I realized "big as a small dog" actually understated their size.....


A good analogy would be the lions of the Serengeti.  The gnus and water buffalo are many times the size of lions, but a pack will take down a youngster or older prey and still keep the population under control.
 
2022-12-01 10:27:15 AM  
Did the article make mention of flute playing ability?

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2022-12-01 10:53:38 AM  
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2022-12-01 11:01:18 AM  
"Mitigation". Sounds like a term Putin would use.
 
2022-12-01 11:01:47 AM  
What a rat czar might look like.
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2022-12-01 11:15:43 AM  

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Cats kill mice. Rats in a group will fark a cat up. You should post a fat terrier.
 
2022-12-01 11:15:58 AM  

no1curr: Release 10,000 cats, rat snakes, and weasels to do the job


I'll put a call into the NYS State Assembly right away.
 
2022-12-01 11:28:45 AM  
Plaster of paris mixed with oatmeal or other grain. They never learn to avoid it and it is effective.
 
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