May 29, 2015
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CANNIBALISTIC RATS FOUND, SEIZED FROM POT GROW HOUSE
June 19, 2015
To our knowledge, Westword has never before published a post about cannibalistic rats.
But that's appropriate, because we're guessing the officers who discovered hundreds of rats, both dead and alive, in the garage attached to a marijuana grow house hadn't seen anything quite like what they discovered Wednesday, either.
About 10 a.m. on June 17, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received an anonymous tip about "a large number of rodents living in poor conditions in the garage of a home."
Inside, the JCSO notes, officers found what are described as "a large number of homemade 'cages' containing both live and dead rats," as well as a large supply of additional creatures apparently being bred for sale to pet stores.
The final count: 116 dead rats, 123 live rats, four dead mice, six live mice, 96 live Geckos and sixty live exotic snakes.
By the way, the aforementioned "cages" were actually large, black, plastic containers that weren't exposed to light and had little ventilation. In addition, a number of them were filled with water in which some of the dead rats were found floating.
But while water was plentiful, food apparently wasn't. As a result, the rats resorted to what the JCSO dubs "cannibalistic behavior."
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