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South Georgia rat cull begins again - BBC


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The helicopters will criss-cross the island in a bid to present every one of the island" s rats with poison. Source: BBC article
An "alien invader" eradication scheme of unprecedented scope will resume on Friday on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.
 
Three former air ambulance helicopters will begin dropping 100 million poisonous pellets in a bid to eradicate brown rats from the island. The rats, which first arrived in the 18th Century as stowaways on sealing ships, are a threat to native species. The three-month mission is the second phase of a four-year project.
 
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