Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rat Master

Do you have a rodent problem? Here's your man.

A farmer from north Bangladesh has been named the country's top rat killer after disposing of 39,650 rodents over the course of a year. He used traps, poison and flooding to kill his quarry. He collected their tails as proof of his prowess.

He was part of a big contest to help combat a big problem.

The competition was part of a nationwide drive to stop food supplies from being eaten up by rats.....Officials estimate that up to 10% of Bangladesh's crops - including rice, wheat and potato - is devoured by rats every year.

His prize?

Binoy Kumar Karmakar, 40, won a 14in (36cm) colour TV ......