TIL that rats live pretty much everywhere in the world (in habitable land) except in Alberta, Canada.

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Alberta declared war on rats in 1950, they have government funded teams of rat hunters, they even have hotline you’re supposed to call if you see a rat.


From the article: the man in charge of eliminating the rats was known as “The Man Who Killed Ten Million Rats”. What a man.


Well even rats have some standards.


I’ve lived here ~30 years cumulatively in several places across the province and I’ve never seen a rat here in Alberta.


♫ But there are no rats in Alberta ♫ ♫ And the streets are paved with cheese ♫ ♫ Oh, there are no rats in Alberta ♫ ♫ So set your mind at ease ♫