National News

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

By The Associated Press

PARIS - Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

The hot weather in Paris has brought out many picnicking visitors, whose garbage left in the garden is a feast for the rats.

Jean-Claude Ndzana Ekani, a museum employee who works with technicians from a deratting company, said the vermin have also been helped by animal lovers who dig up the poison and "give water to the rats."

The lush area which extends into the Tuileries Gardens gives a rat plenty of places to hide, but still they romp openly.

On Tuesday, Dutch tourist Evelyne Delemarre, 31, let out piercing scream when a rat scampered by her.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Approval of Lelu terminal delayed
 
Lockdown at research station in Agassiz following Ottawa shooting
 
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash
 
Aboriginal biz tapping into big potential
 
Ken Lavigne eyes Sydney Opera House performance
Winter Wonderland kicks off in Alberni
 
One last holdup on B.C. railway tracks
 
Oates seeks city council seat

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.