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Woman charged for feeding rats that exacerbated rodent issue


CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A woman was charged with allegedly violating a Rhode Island city ordinance against feeding wild animals.

The 55-year-old woman's neighbors blame her for exacerbating the rodent problem in Cranston, WJAR-TV reported.

Last week, the publication captured several nocturnal rats active in the middle of the day. Neighbors say that it's even worse during the night.

The woman and her parents, who own the home, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Outside of the courthouse, she told reporters that she's being charged for feeding fowl birds and ducks.

"Who would have known just lo...

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