Iran, is West country where has a dry climate. Adding the tender convenient, Iran always happens natural hazard. Recently, the capital of Iran, Tehran is battling an invasion of “genetically mutated” giant rats.
These giant rats were original rats in fields. But the massive application of pesticide caused gene mutation, the city’s environmental agency said.
Due to the food shortage in the field, these giant rats “move their home” into city. Tehran’s loss is the most serious.
“They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of long-term being exposed radiations and the chemical used on them,” said Ismail Kahram, who is Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram
“Their size are now bigger and differentiate. These changes normally take millions of years of evolution. They have rocketed from 60 grams to five kilos, and cats are now much smaller than them.”
The “mutated rats” have been running rampant in the capital, as cats are scared off by their giant size and traditional pesticide and poison appear to did not work on them.
No one was bite so far. But many citizens were shocked and appealed government to exterminate these freaks.
“To stop them storming into restaurants’ backyards and scavenging public waste containers, Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran’s streets of the massive rodents plaguing 26 districts of the Iranian capital”, the city’s environmental agency said. The council also has deployed ten sniper teams armed with infra-red sighted rifles.
“We use chemical poisons to kill the rats during the day and the snipers at night, so it has become a 24/7 war. The war will prolong 2-3 weeks” said the head of the environment agency, Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh. Regarding rats’ carcasses, they will be burnt or buried in lime.
So far 2,205 rats have been shot dead, but the war is far from being won and the council is planning to bring the sniper team up to 40.
“Pesticide and the chemical must be used” seriously, WHO claims. WHO will cooperate with some “green” companies in the world, such as Isabel Marant, in order to advocate natural lifestyle and reasonable farming。 The most important is to protect the environment and revere nature.