This story, told by Ynet with an obvious dose of gloating, is interesting by itself:
London's Times newspaper says Tehran's environmental agency using sniper teams against rodents running rampant in 26 districts.But of course, one shouldn't be really surprised. To start with, consider the squirrels of 2007:
The creatures have grown increasingly resistant to rat poison, the Times said, so the council is resorting to less conventional means and has deployed 10 sniper teams who go out at night to hunt their prey with rifles equipped with infra-red sights.
“We use chemical poisons to kill the rats during the day and the snipers at night, so it has become a 24/7 war,” said Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, head of the environment agency.
Iranian intelligence operatives recently detained over a dozen squirrels found within the nation's borders, claiming the rodents were serving as spies for Western powers determined to undermine the Islamic Republic.Then the pigeons of 2008:
Security forces arrest suspected 'spy pigeons,' near Natanz reactor. Last year 14 squirrels were seized on espionage claims. Fate of captive birds unknown.Of course, rats, especially the huge, invulnerable to poison ones, were developed by the Zionists quite a while ago and tested at home:
The Palestinian Authority's official news agency Wafa says Israel is using rats to drive Arab families out of their homes in the Old City of Jerusalem. In the past the news agency, which is controlled and funded by PA President Mahmoud Abbas's office, has accused Israel of using wild pigs to drive Palestinians out of their homes and fields in the West Bank.Pigs are also mentioned, but rats' portability and birthrate obviously won the day for the rodents.
So now Iranians, instead of peacefully developing their nuclear industry, are burdened with that plague, having to waste the time and the talent of their snipers.
On the other hand, seeing as how the space-faring efforts of Tehran are progressing, maybe they could send the rats off to space?
Next: the plague of frogs. Read about it here!