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Rats in botanical gardens

Reported via Android in the Park safety issue category anonymously at 09:54, Sunday 18 September 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3832328.

Multiple rats were spotted in the gardens over the weekend throughout Botanical gardens. Please can this be looked into as it is a health hazard.

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  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:54, Tuesday 20 September 2022

  • The Botanical Gardens is an ecologically important space. The rat population is managed to certain extent by baiting, however the links to the allotments, golf course and local gardens means that we cannot eradicate all the rats.

    The biggest problem we have in controlling rat numbers is that visitors leave food out for the birds and this food also supports the rats. Read more about Parks & green spaces in Bath & North East Somerset. http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ services/ sport-leisure-and-parks

    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 08:48, Wednesday 26 October 2022

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