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LA City Hall Overrun By Rats

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It's no secret that City Hall has its share of vermin, but up until now it was mostly limited to the two-legged variety.

Not anymore, says KNX 1070's Claudi Peschuitta.

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While there is no shortage of theories seeking to explain the infestation — ranging from leftover food to budget cuts — city officials say it's the recent rainy weather that has brought out the rats.

 

The situation has reportedly deteriorated to the point that officials have purchased electronic devices known as "rat zappers" designed to trap and kill the rodents.

Some workers have suggested recent staffing cuts combined with a rainy December have contributed to the surge.

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