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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
Filed under The Morning Metropolitan
Tagged as Georgetown Park, Rats
Good call on the rats, GM. Back when I did Gtown Bootcamp, starting at 5:45 am, I walked to the waterfront along the middle of the street rather than on the sidewalk because, seriously, it was rat rush hour as they returned home from the night’s work, skirting along buildings, the curbs and in and out of bushes. Lately, in broad daylight, it seems to be a mice-a-thon, as more of these little critters skitter about. I commend everyone who seals up their garbage in a lidded receptacle, but that may be only half the battle. A very informed pest control expert told me the rats have tunnels throughout Georgetown, just under the streets, sidewalks, homes, gardens, businesses. “They are everywhere,” he said, “but they only dig up to the surface where they know they’ll find food.”
Long ago I had to give up having a bird feeder. Unfortunately the rats scared away the birds.
Did you copy the DCist, or did the DCist copy you? http://dcist.com/2011/09/go_home_already_09012011.php
Ha. I should sue them. They were so eager to copy me they published it a day earlier than me! The gall.
Let me get this…we have rats in a city? Next you will tell me there is gambling at “Rick’s”. Seriously, every large city in the world is filled with rats…and always will be. So now my neighborhood is littered with dozens of city trash cans that are left out half the week all over the sidewalks, in front of houses, half full filled with water. And even with that….there are still rats…what a great solution.
From one know-it-all to another: I’ve found that people tend to hate it when I repeatedly inform them that I already knew what they just told me. It’s one of my worst personality traits and it’s a constant struggle to resist the urge. I suggest you join the fight.
This afternoon, at about 4 PM, I saw a raccoon crossing N Street, from the alley between Neyla and Martin’s toward’s Papyrus….he (or she) was so casual about it….wished I took a picture…perhaps it would have made GM’s cover shot….
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