Cannibal Rats Are All At Sea

Cannibal rats causing alarm

 

The thought of rats turning to cannibalism after being left on an abandoned
cruise liner floating in the north Atlantic has got the press into something of
a flurry.

 

The thought of disease infested rats turning to
cannibalism after being left on an abandoned cruise liner floating in the north
Atlantic, and due to beach on a west country UK shore, has got the press into
something of a flurry.However, it is now thought that the Lyubov Orlova
cruise liner – dubbed the ‘ghost ship’– which was heading towards British shores
may have sunk.The ship has been adrift ever since it broke loose en
route to the scrap yard in the Dominican Republic. ‘Experts’ in the press say it
was likely to still contain hundreds of carnivorous rats that have been eating
each other to survive. All good stuff!
Lyubov Orlova
The Lyubov Orlova’ sitting derelict at dockside in
St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, October 2012 © Dan Conlin
The Lyubov Orlova cruise liner has been drifting across the
Atlantic for nearly a year. About the only people happy at the thought of it
arriving on a British beach are salvage hunters hoping to trace the 4,250-ton
vessel valued at €1 million (£829,000) as scrap.Built in Yugoslavia in
1976, the unlucky vessel was abandoned in a Canadian harbour in 2010 after its
owners were embroiled in a debt scandal and did not pay the crew.Newfoundland authorities attempted to sell the hull for scrap to the
Dominican Republic, but cut their losses when it came loose in a storm on the
way. The ship has been adrift ever since.Click here for more information about rat control

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