🐀🚐 “Rat BNB: 78 Rats Found Cosying Up in a Deserted Van!”
78 rats were discovered nesting in an abandoned van in Escondido, turning it into their very own Rat BNB. San Diego Humane Society came to the rescue, liberating the rats from their makeshift home and offering them up for adoption after they’re given a clean bill of health. Charges against the owner of the van have been waived, with the lady cited for her challenging circumstances.
Deep in the underbelly of an Escondido parking lot, a crime was being committed…by rats. A staggering 78 of them, to be precise. With their little rat luggage in tow, they had taken up residence in an abandoned van – or as we like to call it, the Rat BNB. 😆
Around midnight, June 1, Escondido Police received reports of suspicious activity surrounding a van, evidently expired on its registration tags. Little did they know that it wasn’t just any old van. This vehicle was busting at the seams, teeming with a rodent infestation of biblical proportions! The dashboard was their penthouse, the seats their lounges, and the floor liners their burrows.
One can only imagine the scene that greeted the police officers as they approached this rodent-dominated realm. Among the filth, even terrariums were discovered – tiny rat-sized condos, maybe? 🏠🐀
Once the van was towed, the rat eviction process began. Our heroes from the San Diego Humane Society, donned in their protective gear, started the daring operation to safely relocate the critters. On the first day, 23 adult rats and seven babies (adorably termed as “pinkies”) were captured. Still, the traps are being monitored because, well, there could be more. 🧐
Interestingly, this isn’t just a story about rats gone rogue. The owner of the van, a woman who had reportedly fallen on hard times, agreed to surrender the animals. It’s a gentle reminder that not all is black and white. 🤔
So what’s next for our furry friends? Well, once vaccinated and medically cleared, these rats will be up for adoption. Here’s hoping these resilient rodents find their forever homes! 🏡
This story leaves us with some mind-boggling questions – just how did this massive rat colony go unnoticed? How will this change the way we view abandoned vehicles? And lastly, should we be ready to embrace our potential new neighbors…the rats? 💭🐀