Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Jokes Write Themselves: Arizona Capitol Filled With Vermin

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

It almost just seems too easy. Basketball players generally don't celebrate when they get a wide open layup, so it's barely even worth making jokes about the Capitol's rat problem.

The House of Representatives, the Senate and the executive tower where the governor works have been magnets for the little (and not-so-little) rodents, who have been reported scurrying across floors and nibbling on food left on office desks.

One of the critters was found outside House Majority Leader Steve Court's office door, heading for the office refrigerator.

Another was afoot, and under foot, in the House clerk's office.

The state Department of Administration said glue traps had ensnared 64 of the vermin recently.

Officials speculate the abundance of rats and mice is due to the disruption caused by storm-sewer construction in the streets surrounding the buildings at 1700 W. Washington St.

Fine, here's one...say what you will about the rats, I think they would have gotten it together and voted to extend unemployment benefits, so maybe we're trapping the wrong pests.

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