_News Talk 770
The city of Calgary says a dead Norway rat has been found in a southeast neighbourhood.
The city says the rodent was collected by a bylaw officer after a resident found the rat near his property.
The Animal & Bylaw Services Department suspects the rat was an escaped pet, but officials have been unable to confirm that.
No other evidence of rat activity has been found in the area.
The neighbourhood will be monitored on an ongoing basis until bylaw officers are satisfied there are no further rats.
Dozens of rats have been discovered and killed in Medicine Hat, Alta., this week in an attempt to maintain Alberta's rat-free status.