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    Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

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    NEW YORK - News video showing about a dozen rats running around a KFC-Taco Bell restaurant in Greenwich Village was widely disseminated Friday on TV stations and the Internet.

    The footage, taken from the sidewalk through a window, showed the rats running around the floor, between counters and tables and on children's high chairs. The establishment was not open at the time.

    News crews flocked to the scene, and onlookers gave a play-by-play as the rodents moved about. When one rat came close to the window, a person on the sidewalk said: "He's coming for his close-up."

    There was no answer at the phone number displayed in neon on the store window below the words "We Deliver."


    Yum Brands Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., owns the KFC and Taco Bell chains. A message for comment left by The Associated Press was not immediately returned on Friday.

    It wasn't immediately clear if the restaurant in question was owned by the company or a franchisee.

    Last week, it was reported that Taco Bell sales had slumped after a widely publicized E. coli scare, but that international sales helped Yum Brands in the company's fourth quarter.

    The E. coli outbreak late last year caused more than 70 Taco Bell customers to become ill. Federal officials said in December that the most likely source of the illnesses was lettuce. Taco Bell took precautions by changing its suppliers of lettuce and cheese in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

    Rats have long been a problem in New York City, with such a dense population and such a large and readily available food supply for the rodents. They are frequently scampering through subway tunnels, rooting through trash, dashing across parks and burrowing into the walls of apartment buildings.

    But it is rare to see so many rats congregating in one place in such public view.

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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    Anybody wanna grab some Taco Bell with me?




    Thats pretty F'in gross.

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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    I thought this was about the Hilary and Obama.
    Ooops.....

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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    yo i just ate at taco bell like 30 mintues ago
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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    They're lucky it wasn't a Womp Rat.

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    They're not much bigger than 2 meters.


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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    Here's video of it. Nasty.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d4b_1172250498

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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    [img width=350 height=281]http://www.bismarcktribune.com/content/articles/2007/02/23/ap/strange/d8nfhf382.jpg[/img]

    NEW YORK - News video showing about a dozen rats running around a KFC-Taco Bell restaurant in Greenwich Village was widely disseminated Friday on TV stations and the Internet.

    The footage, taken from the sidewalk through a window, showed the rats running around the floor, between counters and tables and on children's high chairs. The establishment was not open at the time.

    News crews flocked to the scene, and onlookers gave a play-by-play as the rodents moved about. When one rat came close to the window, a person on the sidewalk said: "He's coming for his close-up."

    There was no answer at the phone number displayed in neon on the store window below the words "We Deliver."



    Yum Brands Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., owns the KFC and Taco Bell chains. A message for comment left by The Associated Press was not immediately returned on Friday.

    It wasn't immediately clear if the restaurant in question was owned by the company or a franchisee.

    Last week, it was reported that Taco Bell sales had slumped after a widely publicized E. coli scare, but that international sales helped Yum Brands in the company's fourth quarter.

    The E. coli outbreak late last year caused more than 70 Taco Bell customers to become ill. Federal officials said in December that the most likely source of the illnesses was lettuce. Taco Bell took precautions by changing its suppliers of lettuce and cheese in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

    Rats have long been a problem in New York City, with such a dense population and such a large and readily available food supply for the rodents. They are frequently scampering through subway tunnels, rooting through trash, dashing across parks and burrowing into the walls of apartment buildings.

    But it is rare to see so many rats congregating in one place in such public view.

    http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2007/02/23/ap/strange/d8nfhf382.txt
    Was it THIS KFC?

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    Re: Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.

    They have spent hundred of millions of dollars trying to get rid of the rats and have never been successful and the answer is so easy offer a 10 dollar per rat bounty and they will get rid of the rat problem within 2 years,
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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