The Spanish enclave of Ceuta lived tense moments this week, not because of a Moroccan invasion of Parsley island but because of an old lady who lived with rats in her apartment.
The 80-year-old lady lived alone and treated the rats like pets; they were her only companions. The situation reached the authorities after a neighbour saw the lady feeding the rats with bread. However, nobody imagined the true size of the problem until a sanitary patrol with a search warrant entered the modest dwelling and found over 500 rodents swarming all over the apartment.
Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru
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