A Mobile Phone for 60 Rats

Fängste in Südafrika 60 Ratten, kriegste vom Sponsor ein Handy geschenkt. Easy.

As it was in medieval Hamelin, so it is today in the South African township of Alexandra: wherever you go, you are never far from a rat. In an attempt to fight back, city officials have distributed cages and the mobile phone company 8ta has sponsored the volunteer ratcatchers. Resident Joseph Mothapo says he has won two phones and plans to get one for each member of his family. 'It's easy,' he told South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper, wielding a large cage containing rats. 'You put your leftover food inside and the rats climb in, getting caught as the trap door closes.'

South Africans offered free phone for every 60 rats caught