Photo: Rats Wipe Out Seabirds on Alaska Island



Wildlife biologist Steve Ebbert poses with his rat-response kit on one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands in this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

State and federal scientists are gearing up for an assault on the rats of uninhabited Rat Island, hoping to exterminate them with rat poison dropped from helicopters.

Photograph by Art Sowls/AP/HO


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