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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 4 weeks ago

Why are there so many rats in Chicago and New York?

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  • BOOM
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago
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    Cities near water often attract rats

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  • 2 weeks ago

    Most major cities are actually at slightly lower sea level than the surrounding land. This difference is too small to be noticeable by humans, but smaller animals (such as rodents) are able to feel it. They expend less energy moving downhill towards the cities than traveling in other directions, so over time there is a gradual buildup in rat population. Other animals that are sensitive to slight changes in incline and react similarly include raccoons and pigeons.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Because the living conditions must suit them admirably.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Because of the sewer systems, garbage piles, nasty people (regardless if they're homeless or not) and dirty/nasty homes/apartments. 

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Are you talking about two-legged or four-legged ones?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Rats multiply where there is an abundance of food, water and shelter. Every big seaport city has 50 trillion rats.  You think places like Shanghai, Los Angeles or London have no rat problems ?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because democrats refuse to march into the ocean.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    There are rats EVERYWHERE. If you think you won't find them in barns and silos and such - you're nuts.

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Rats vote reliably Democrat, so they are welcomed with open arms.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    They like it there. they elect one luni mayor after another. …..O sorry you mean actual rodents...……..same gos. 

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