NEW DELHI – New Delhi’s government has a rat catching department that hasn’t caught a single rodent in more than a decade, a newspaper reported Monday.
There are 97 rat catchers on the municipal payroll, all working for the Rat Surveillance Department, a decades-old agency that last saw a lot of action back in 1994, when a plague outbreak killed 56 people in areas of northwest India near the capital, The Hindustan Times newspaper reported.
So what do these “rat catchers” really do?
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Maybe instead of calling it the Rat Catcher Surveillance Department they should re-name it the Rat Catching Department. Then instead of sitting round “surveying” the wee varmints they would perhaps squish them instead ….?