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    Pest Incentive: Mobile Phones Offered, To Prevent City Of Rats

    Pest incentives: Mobile phones offered to prevent city of rats

    Published: 03 November, 2012, 16:11

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    It’s probably the strangest bounty ever invented, but it seems desperate times call for desperate measures in the South African township of Alexandria. City officials are offering a mobile phone for every 60 rats caught.

    It’s probably the strangest bounty ever invented, but it seems desperate times call for desperate measures in the South African township of Alexandria. City officials are offering a mobile phone for every 60 rats caught.

    The bizarre new program is an attempt to rid Alexandria of a massive rat infestation in its streets.

    The 100-year-old township has become a breeding ground for the little critters, with plenty of illegal dumping and sewage leakages.

    Most of the rat action happens during the night, with reports of children’s limbs and fingers being gnawed on whilst sleeping, according to TheSouthAfrican.com.

    While there’s no need to motivate potential bounty hunters to catch – and most likely kill – the wanted, it’s killing enough of the vermin that authorities are hoping for.

    Although catching 60 rats is no mean feat in itself, authorities may not have thought through the logistics of people delivering such a quantity of rodents – dead or alive.

    Also not entirely clear is what kind of mobile phone is on offer. The catch may be a big one, but one is unlikely to get the latest smartphone – even for a rat premium!

    The initiative is bound to spark some outcry among animal rights groups, but it already seems to have taken off.

    One resident told local media that he had already earned himself two phones, “I’m hoping I can get one for each member of my family.”
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    This is nuts and it seems to be working

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    In my city.. which is kinda small compared to larger ones lol... Alltel has been giving free phones to those with medicaid and food stamp cards. So I was there, in the parking lot.. watching people on welfare, driving their Cadillac Escalade, Dodge Charger, etc., wearing all kinds of gold, getting free phones. Glad I get to help pay all their bills while they roll unemployed.




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    Give them food and water instead. I mean a mobile can not be eaten lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    Give them food and water instead. I mean a mobile can not be eaten lol
    Oh, they get plenty of free food via foodstamps. There are some stores that have an old school cash register so that people can buy beer and cigarettes and pay with their foodstamp cards.




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    A phone for every 60 rats. Lol funny. They paying for the monthly bills too. Money would've been better.

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    It's so much a rat race, I can not believe it
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    I like rats i dont see what the big problem with them they are cute
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    Yes it's cute when 1000's of rats run around,ruin your food, and destroy property lol Rats and pet mice are totally different man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Yes it's cute when 1000's of rats run around,ruin your food, and destroy property lol Rats and pet mice are totally different man.
    The thing is no matter how many rats get killed they will always be rats and very cruel to kill them, yes they do a lot of damage but they dont no it, they sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute they need to get cleaned up to look cuter lol
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    Well Richard gere can solve that, let them run up and down his ass lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAZZMAZZ View Post
    The thing is no matter how many rats get killed they will always be rats and very cruel to kill them, yes they do a lot of damage but they dont no it, they sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute they need to get cleaned up to look cuter lol
    Ok..Whatever floats your boat mate lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Ok..Whatever floats your boat mate lol.
    i do like talking silly
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAZZMAZZ View Post
    i do like talking silly
    You and Claud are eerily the same when it comes to the way you joke around lol

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    I am alone with my jokes and they are crossing the line sometimes, he is fresh blood and needs to learn the lessons of this forum

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    Hmmm..hehe ok you say so.

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    Well anything for a fone these days then
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    I wanna tell you a joke but its a tiny bit rude
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    If they will offer Samsungs S3 and iPhone 5s i might just fly there and hunt for rats.

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    Please tell. Lol kidding mate wouldn't wanna see you get into too much trouble.

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    The well with it, give be betty boo and i will call it even
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    [QUOTE=Kuro;5938268]Please tell. Lol kidding mate wouldn't wanna see you get into too much trouble.[/QUOTE

    Its not really rude does anyone wanna hear it
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    Ok then tell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
    Ok then tell it.
    LOW SPERM COUNT

    A 70 year old man went to his doctor's office to get a sperm count. The doctor gave the man a jar and said, ''Take this jar home and bring me back a sample tomorrow.'' The next day the 70 year old man reppears at the doctor's office and give him the jar which is as clean and empty as on the previous day.

    The doctor asked what happened and the man explains: ''well, doc , it's like this, First i tried with my right hand, but nothing. then i tried with my left hand, but still nothing. Then i asked my wife for help. she tried with her right hand, with nothing . Then her left hand, but nothing. She even tried with her mouth, first with teeth in, then without and still nothing. we even called up the lady next door and she tried with both hands and her mouth too, but nothing.''

    The doctor was shocked! ''You asked your neighbor?'' the old man replied ''Yep, but no matter what we tried we couldn't get the DARN jar open!"
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    Lol..That was a good one.

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    HOMER LOVES THIS JOKE, SO MUCH HE WILL DANCE LIKE A SPERM FOR
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