Wisconsin woman found living in trailer home with 300 rats

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Most people shudder at the thought of living with one of these things, let alone 300 of them!
I'm not particularly creeped out by rats, but this still sounds likes hell on earth.

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A Plover, Wisconsin woman named Darlene Flatoff has been evicted from her trailer home after she found to be living with more than 300 loose rats.

The Wausau Daily Herald provides more information:
According to health officials, Flatoff has kept more than 300 rats in her mobile home since at least March. The home doesn't have adequate sewage disposal, and there is evidence of rat feces all over the home, according to a health department inspection report. The concentration of rodents and their droppings poses a significant risk of disease.

The problem began when Flatoff, 58, began buying domesticated rats at pet stores and bringing them home, according to health officials. Over time, the rats running loose bred with wild rats and their offspring overran the property.

Officials now have no choice but to remove the woman and the rats from the home and raze it.
Just goes to show that one person's hellish nightmare can be a rat-loving, feces-comfortable person's utopia, we suppose.

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15 comments
Daft_Gadgets
Daft_Gadgets

Wonder who would win in a fight between a crazy cat lady and a crazy rat lady?

Charlz
Charlz

Gross! Thanks for creeping out my Friday afternoon CP :(

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

makes me think of the guy on Hoarders who had over 1000 rats.

Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark

1 would be to many of them for me let alone 300 of them eek

Phil Gonzales
Phil Gonzales

Maybe they were just helping her move her house to the lee of the stone.

Angela Salzl
Angela Salzl

Rats make great pets. But 300 of them is so life threatening from being extremely unsantitary. Some people are so repulsive.

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