Orlando Rats

I don’t get into downtown Orlando much (although I will be doing so quite a bit in the near future, so if anyone has suggestions as to good nightspots, I’d love to hear them) and according to a news item over at WFTV.com that might be a GOOD thing. That’s because there has been a population jump in the number of rats in the downtown area. The linked article explains the reasons.

But what jumped out at me was this line:

The problem is so significant in Central Florida, a rodent trapping company has a website called OrlandoRats.com.

I literally started laughing out loud when I read that name, though the situation is certainly no laughing matter. But when you think of the Mickey Mouse connection to Orlando, it just seems a humorous natural extension.

2 Comments so far

  1. FryGuy (unregistered) on April 20th, 2005 @ 7:58 pm

    Fuck rats, I’ve got raccoons living in my neighborhood! I live right in Thorton Park and haven’t really noticed any rat problem, but raccoons yes.

  2. Jenn (unregistered) on April 24th, 2005 @ 10:06 am

    Hmmm… so that really fat animal with a really skinny tail that I saw the other morning near Lake Eola wasn’t a diseased squirrel? Damn!!

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