Monday, 12 April 2010

Rats on Shepherd's Bush Green

I see rats now every day on Shepherd's Bush Green. Tons of them. I'm usually walking across it at about 0620 ish on the way to the gym and it's now unusual not to see at least 2 or 3. They live in holes at the bottom of the trees or beneath the bushes by the sides of the pathways.

And the funny thing is at about this time last year, almost to the day, I posted about exactly the same thing. Back then I talked about how the rats were getting a regular source of food from the fairs that kept showing up and of course the ubiquitous fried chicken shops that line the Uxbridge Road. In fact there are so many rodent Bushers they are quite easy to capture on camera as you can see.

So what's changed? Not a single thing fellow Bushers, not a single thing. Get set for more rats, and as one of you commented at the time when the Council redevelop the Green after the election this year these delightful little creatures will be uprooted and need to find somewhere else to live. I wouldn't want to live in those high rise flats on the Green or eat at one of those restaurants.

Or might our Council actually do something about it? I'll ask the electioneering parties and share the responses with you. In the mean time - watch out for our furry friends.

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