Roof rat found in Calgary garage

Dan Reiter displays on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 a rat he found and killed in his New Brighton home in...

Dan Reiter displays on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 a rat he found and killed in his New Brighton home in Calgary, Alta. He discovered the vermin a week earlier and eventually killed it with poison. (QMI Agency/Lyle Aspinall)

KATIE SCHNEIDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

CALGARY - City officials have confirmed a rodent found in a New Brighton home is a roof rat, and provincial rat catchers will be scouring the area in case there's more.

On Thursday, Dan Reiter discovered a large dead rat that fell victim to bait in an attempt to catch whatever was roaming around his garage.

On Friday night, Animal and Bylaw Services picked up the rodent and confirmed it was a roof rat, said operations manager Doug Frizzell.

Frizzell said the province's specialist has been contacted about the rat, which seems to be the only sighting.


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