A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats is floating somewhere off the coast of Scotland, ready to crash ashore and unleash its disease-ridden cargo of starving rodents. And it's all because Canadian authorities let the Soviet-era nightmare liner loose in the North Atlantic, satisfied that it was no longer a threat to Canada.
The "hundreds" of rats aboard the abandoned cruise ship have surely begun eating each other by now, officials say. It has been nearly a year since the vessel was intentionally lost at sea by Canadian authorities who were happy to let the "biohazard" become another country's problem.
Are you pondering what I'm pondering? I'm thinking something in the belt-fed .22LR family, several gallons of bourbon, and a flamethrower. Err, the bourbon would be for the hunters, of course.
What a great way to recreate the awesome scene from "Monster Hunter," only with rats instead of vampires! Rather than using expensive silver-tipped ammo, you could make do with standard .22LR - or .223 Rem. if you wanted to have some fun. When it's all said and done, the ship should be scuttled (because you'll never get all the rats).
In all seriousness, I wonder if they're going to study the ship. At some point, the food will have run out and the rats will all die out - it's a closed system, after all. Eventually all biological life will be gone, either consumed by the rats or simply died out, at least in theory. It would be an interesting study in the habits of rats in the wild, at the very least.
As long as the research is carried out by someone who is not me, mind you...
That is all.