Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Dead Rats Are Being Discovered All Over Montreal's Lachine Canal

Montreal has it's fare share of critters roaming the city. At times they're pretty interesting to find, like the sheep found in Rosemont parc over the weekend and the herd of deer in Anjou last week. Sometimes they're a little concerning, like the coyotes that have been attacking children in Montreal lately. And sometimes, well... they're just gross.

READ ALSO: Montreal Is Going To Be Hit With Another Dangerous Heatwave

That's the case with all the rats that have been popping up lately in Lachine Canal. Apparently they're as bountiful as squirrels. No one knows how they got there, and no one knows how to make them go away. It's truly a living nightmare. Residents think the problem is all of the food containers and garbage that litter the area which end up attracting the rats. 

It gets worse though, most of the time the rats are found dead, usually in a squashed state from being run over by the bikes on the bike along the canal. Remember, it's not just one or two rats people are finding. These critters are invading the area!

Parks Canada actually owns the land along the Lachine Canal, and they think what started this whole rat infestation in the area is the intense heatwaves Montreal has had all Summer long. It's expected the rats will leave around Autumn but for now Summer definitely isn't over yet and more heatwaves are to come.

It looks like these rats won't be going anywhere anytime soon. 

Source

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...