December 2010 to present 2011, rats in mindanao philippines is on rampage, attacking rice fields and farms and local houses, which cause a damage estimated to be more than $6,976,744.19.
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One province in mindanao, philippines has dangled a sack of rice for each family, or a group of five persons, that can present 300 tails of rats in a bid to arrest the infestation that has already caused P30 million worth in Philippine currency in damage.
In Surallah town, Legaste said that 15 barangays were infested, affecting 428 hectares with an estimated volume of 2,970 metric tons with a value of P8.3 million.
In Tantangan municipality, 13 villages suffered from rat attacks that destroyed a volume of 3,125 metric tons worth P8.6 million.
Last October, Lake Sebu town declared a state of calamity after 10 of its 19 barangays were attacked by rats.
Citing a report from the Provincial Agriculture Office in North Cotabato, Datukan said the rat infestation damaged P12 million worth of crops in nine municipalities as of December 2010.
At least 4,881 farmers were affected from severe rat and rice blast infestation, the report of the North Cotabato provincial agriculture office said.
As the rampage of the rats goes on. i have decided to fightback in the name of humanity. captured some 20+ rats. cooked some and feed it to our cats.