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Rats gone, but birds found dead

There are no more rats on Rat Island, but the massive...signs of brown Norway rats, which ran rampant...field monitoring on Rat Island, the survey...2008, brown Norway rats, which came ashore...had run rampant on Rat Island, all but annihilating...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062409/new_354084165.shtml
Rat rods: Vintage vehicles made into rusty rides

...SAUGERTIES, N.Y. - Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car.The...highway.That's pretty much the point of rat rods, which look like post-apocalyptic...both are generally low-slung and loud, rat rods wear their rust proudly and never touch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-12-18/rat-rods-vintage-vehicles-made-i
Outdoors
Rat Island is rat-free, name-change proposed

ANCHORAGE - Rat Island was once over-run with rats. But with the rats dead and...the island was infested with rats. That was decades after a rat-infested Japanese ship went...spilling hungry Norwegian rats that decimated the island's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-11/rat-island-is-rat-free-name-change-p
News
Former 'Rat Island' has whole new look

...island - once known as Rat Island because of its infestation of invasive Norway rats - is now teeming with...said islands infested by rats are "void of wildlife, more or less," with the rats basically eating themselves...one finds instead are rat scat-covered rocks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-23/former-rat-island-has-whole-new-look
News
Reader disagrees with use of chemical

...pike in lakes and streams. 1. Rotenone at undetectable levels is used in laboratories to cause Parkinson's disease in lab rats. (Obviously there have been no lab tests on humans to gauge human levels needed to induce Parkinson symptoms.) 2. The article...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2011-10-28/reader-disagrees-with-use
Letters
Season swim preview: Is this the year Kodiak is dethroned?

...Anchorage for the season-ending state meet, the picture of championship hopefuls will be much clearer. Until then, it is a rat race to see who - if anyone - can bring down the mighty Kodiak Bears. The chase begins in earnest today with a tri-meet at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-09-03/season-swim-preview-is-this-the-ye
Sports
A solution for the rat problem

Rats are great fodder...exterminated from Rat Island. These fallen...Fables exist of rats killing entire sailing ship crews. The rat-infested vessels...will get hungry on Rat Island. Hungry wolves...Should predate those rats right into extinction...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121007/letters_3728.shtml
Letters
Dogs and handlers participate in barn hunt

...The dogs had to sniff out two rats and performing a "climb" - reaching...during a timed session. The rats were housed inside specially constructed...Barclay, the group's chief rat-wrangler, said he keeps six rats for use in the Peninsula Dog Obedience...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-18/dogs-and-handlers-participate-in-bar
News
Pioneer Potluck: The olden days in England

...wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals such as mice, rats and bugs lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes animals would slip and fall off the roof, hence...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-07-01-5
Food
Basketball culture propels Seldovia to state

...South High in the Class 1A opening round."This group has been playing with each other since junior high and many have been gym rats since they were 7 or 8," said Mark Janes, in his third year at the helm of the Otters.Janes said the core of the team has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-03-13/basketball-culture-propels-seldovi
Sports

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