No, really, this is a true story. I can NOT make up something quite so twisted and sick.
Ok. So here's the deal: foot-long rats have been documented in even the most exclusive restaurants of New York City. No exaggeration - some of these rats look more like "linebackers" than rodents. Monster big things can only fit into shoe box sized traps.
Rather than ohh, I don't know, paying people to just kill the rats that some say are the size of small dogs, the city is going to spend $600,000 to do a cute little census so that they can get to know our fuzzy friends. Their habits. Their hopes. Their dreams. And then? Somehow their "presence" in the city will be "reduced" via this "tracking."
Sounds like a bunch of useless buzzwords to me, as no exterminator company is mentioned, nor yet are the words "death" or "kill."
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