Kerry county council have a job on their hands, with locals reporting rats swinging from the trees, as reported by Radio Kerry.
Reports have been flooding in from locals in County Kerry, of rats descending from the trees. Kerry County Council are investigating the problem, said to be affecting the estate of Causeway in North of the county. One local reported seeing “rats swinging off the branches of trees”.
Amy Goggin, one of the locals in the estate, said her seven-year-old daughter spotted the rodents in a tree on Monday. Amy told Radio Kerry that this is two years after she first reported the rat problem to the council.
She said the rats were “like monkeys” and said them being there was causing a problem for the local children. She said she had to even take her trampoline down, after seeing her children crying out the back of her house because of the many rodents.
“They (Amy's children) had a trampoline out the back; I’m after getting somebody to take that down today because they were actually crying to get out the back,” she said.
“I can’t leave them out the back. I literally can’t go out the back of my house or I can’t go out the front of my house because of this trouble.” she continued.
Amy then said she felt trapped by the situation, to which she replied “yes”.
“Oh yes. Yeah. If I had anywhere to go I’d be gone so that the lads wouldn’t have to witness that. Even this morning... my little girl going out the door to school, I had to open the front door and she stood behind me until I walked out first. She was scared to go out.” said Amy.
Kerry county council confirmed they had received a complaint about the problem and are in the process of investigating the infestation.