Rat poison causes a slow, cruel death, and kills wildlife too. Better sanitation and upkeep of homes — easier said than done — controls rat populations effectively

On march 19, 2019, Mom, the red-tailed hawk matriarch of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, disappeared. A post by Carolyn Sutton on the Franklin Hawkaholics Facebook page described how, over the previous weekend, Mom had been looking unwell, sitting listlessly on a branch and showing no interest in a dead rat delivered by her mate, T4

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