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Officials concerned over San Francisco woman breeding and releasing rats
KTVU ^ | 29 May 2014 | David Stevenson

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT by shove_it

SAN FRANCISCO — While authorities are trying to keep track of a San Francisco woman who was breeding rats in her room at a residential hotel and releasing them in public parks, they say their hands are tied as far as trying to stop her. She's been nicknamed "Rat Girl" by the people who've followed her behavior over the years. But officials told KTVU the situation is no laughing matter because her affection for rats could endanger her health and the health of the San Francisco public...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ben; rat; rats; willard
Rat Girl stumps SanFran officials. NYC has a Rat problem too.
1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it
The whole country has a rat problem. DemoRAT
2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:03:48 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: shove_it

Were they an endangered species?

How is this any different than cities that encourage safe sheltering of illegal immigrants?


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:03:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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I think I saw that movie...


4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:04:14 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: shove_it
While authorities are trying to keep track of a San Francisco woman who was breeding rats in her room at a residential hotel and releasing them in public parks, they say their hands are tied as far as trying to stop her.

They're lying. A big rat problem justifies a more powerful animal control bureaucracy with a bigger budget.

5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: shove_it
...they say their hands are tied as far as trying to stop her.

Yeah, well, they could pass an ordinance against it, but they are too busy banning plastic bags.

Priorities.

6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: Rio
I think I saw that movie...

Willard?

7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:11:35 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: shove_it
Officials concerned over San Francisco woman breeding

This is a big problem in San Francisco. They don't like the breeders there.

and releasing rats

and I suppose this is also a bad thing.

8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:12:56 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: shove_it
it can only produce a new RAT every nine months and then has to wait 17 years to set it free how many can that be???

oh, wait, they mean FOUR LEGGED RATS... well, that's a RAT of a different color

9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: shove_it
She's been nicknamed "Rat Girl" by the people who've followed her behavior over the years.

Rat Girl

10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:48 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:20 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: shove_it

I wonder if the rats vote.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:24 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: shove_it

“Mommy, where does a democrat come from?”


13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:23:13 AM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind."d)
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To: Alas Babylon!

HAHAHAHAHA!


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:23:25 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

There’s certainly enough garbage there for the rats to eat.

Lets hope the rats dont get confused about what they’re eating


15 posted on 06/01/2014 8:23:44 AM PDT by jcon40
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To: sportutegrl; Rio
I think I saw that movie...

San Francisco womyn breeding rats...

16 posted on 06/01/2014 8:28:09 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: shove_it

Manuel,have you ever heard of the bubonic plague? It was very popular around here at one time.

17 posted on 06/01/2014 8:30:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: freedumb2003

I especially see this as a plus for the SF area, at least the rats are hetero!!! /s


18 posted on 06/01/2014 8:31:39 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: shove_it

I like rats, and keep them as pets, but this woman’s actions are very disturbing and irresponsible since rats, unchecked, quickly become pests that can spread disease and pose a danger to the public. I’m sure there’s a law on the books somewhere they can cite similar to California restrictions on ferrets, but mentally disturbed people seem to be the only animal on the lib’s endangered species list.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 8:33:02 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: shove_it

Lotta Asian restaurants in the SF area. Tastes like ‘chicken’? Just sayin....


20 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:07 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Why not release the rats on Nanners Peelousy’s property?
After all they’re her best constituents and the vital natural resources to her career.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

How often does she get laid?


22 posted on 06/01/2014 9:04:41 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: shove_it
No poop Sherlock.

(to the officials not the poster)

23 posted on 06/01/2014 9:09:27 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: shove_it

Amazing, anonymity for RatGirl, no name, no picture.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 9:11:01 AM PDT by csvset
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Is moochelle the Rat Lady? Enquiring minds want to know.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 9:13:32 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: shove_it
Michael Jackson's ode to a rat, Ben.

Ben

26 posted on 06/01/2014 9:14:06 AM PDT by csvset
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To: shove_it
Not for weak stomachs:

Rat Ladies of Pacific Palisades.

27 posted on 06/01/2014 10:14:22 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

They home!


28 posted on 06/01/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: shove_it

“they say their hands are tied as far as trying to stop her.”

As if the Health Department can’t ask the “Residential Hotel” owner if they allows rat breeding on their premises, and they do, order the property closed as a health hazard, and if it doesn’t, require them to control/evict their tenant?


29 posted on 06/01/2014 10:25:58 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Steely Tom

Oddly, ‘Rat Girl’ is identified only as “a 43 year-old woman known as “Erica J.” yet the two ‘Rat Ladies’ in your article are IDed as “78-year-old twin sisters, Marjorie and Margaret Barthel”. Maybe Rat Girl is the granddaughter of one of the Rat Ladies.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 10:54:47 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

This is great news, I love to hear when the left gets abused by their fellow leftists...


31 posted on 06/01/2014 11:15:00 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: shove_it

San Francisco, Washington D.C., Newark, Compton, Oakland, Shitcago, Killadelphia, Detroit and many other left-wing cities make EXCELLENT feral rat habitat and this behavior should be encouraged.

Can we start a fund to help finance the efforts of this valiant woman?
Perhaps we can encourage her to also breed poisonous snakes and release them as well? Maybe a few rabid wolves?


32 posted on 06/01/2014 12:00:45 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Fear The People

If they did it in NYC, they would serve another purpose, they wouldn’t survive, because they would serve as breakfast for the native sewer rats, which are the size of German Shepherds.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 12:06:22 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

She hasn’t been a girl in over six decades.


34 posted on 06/01/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: shove_it
First they came for the Rat Breeders,

and I did not speak out--

Because I was not a Rat Breeder...

35 posted on 06/01/2014 12:22:19 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: shove_it

Rose Kennedy?


36 posted on 06/01/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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37 posted on 06/01/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

This woman’s supposed “altruism” towards rats is deeply misguided, since rats in captivity generally live to be two or three years old, while those in the wild are lucky to reach six months due to disease, parasites, injury, predation, and a lifestyle that generally sucks. It’s like pumping out human children specifically raised to be homeless transients.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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