With restaurants closed, rats seek food elsewhere

With restaurants closed, rats are becoming aggressive as they seek new sources of food.
Credit: Eden, Janine and Jim

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning about rats becoming increasingly aggressive amid the pandemic. With restaurants closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, rats are having a difficult time finding food. “The rats are not becoming aggressive toward people, but toward each other,” urban rodentologist Bobby Corrigan, told the New York Times. “They’re simply turning on each other.”

In some cases the rats are eating each other’s young as they search for new food sources, Corrigan said.

Read more in the New York Times.