Would you classify Baltimore as a rodent-infested city?
That's what Animal Planet has indicated in a new list of the Top 10 Worst Rat Cities in the World. The city was ranked No. 3 in the list, which includes five other U.S. cities, with New York City being listed at No. 1.
Here's what Animal Planet had to say about Baltimore's rat problem:
"Baltimore's rat problem is bad enough that at one point, rats tunneled so intensely beneath a particular area of pavement that when garbage collectors drove over it, their truck sunk up to its axles. Rats in the vicinity took full advantage of the mishap and swarmed the truck, gorging on the garbage inside.
Baltimore also enjoys the dubious distinction of being a hotspot for rat-related research, beginning during World War II and continuing today, much of it carried out at Johns Hopkins University."
The full list can be found below:
- New York City, NY
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Chicago, Illinois
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Atlanta, Georgia
- London, England
- Paris, France
- Rat Island, The Aleutians
- Deshnoke, India
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