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Detroit suburb mulling $5 rat bounty program

- by - January 31, 2013 - 19:32 America/New_York - 9 Comments

City leaders acknowledge the problem and are trying to come up with a solution like more secure garbage cans and educating the public on how to keep the rats at bay. However, the proposal that has everyone talking is a rat bounty — $5 for each dead rat a homeowner turns in.

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  1. Menderman

    January 31st, 2013

    WOOOHOOO! I’m gonna be rich! I’m headed to Petsmart to get some breeders! 10 males and 100 females will give net me 1200 rats a month!!!!

    I could get by on 6K a month…do they pay in cash?

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  2. Chieftain

    January 31st, 2013

    A rat doesn’t provide many calories, but properly done it will make a pot of rice taste a lot less bland…

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  3. Claudia

    January 31st, 2013

    Menderman – you so funny!

    (But I thought the very same thing!!)

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 31st, 2013

    Why don’t the ‘tards in Detroit just ban rats? They claim that banning guns will stop gun violence so banning rats should stop them too. Right?

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  5. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 1st, 2013

    @ Chieftain – A little salt, a little sesame oil,…

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  6. Dadof3

    February 1st, 2013

    $5 per rat? The pay cut would be too large. Would not be worth the time it takes for retrieval or the gas to take them somewhere.

    One home may have one to a dozen rats, typically. I get $90 to $180 for levels like that.

    There is always someone in the neighborhood that is clueless that they are harboring and thus supporting the local rat population. So getting everyone involved as much as possible is the way to go. How to do that is the trick. They’re trying, at least.

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  7. bitterclinger

    February 1st, 2013

    I thought Detroit was going to be razed and paved over?

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  8. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 1st, 2013

    I guess they heard Obama has banned D-Con. Next we’ll hear about a resident running down the street with an AR-15 shooting at the little bastard.

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    February 1st, 2013

    Now the homeless who live in the sewers will be living high on the rat.

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