20 Nov 2019

West Coast washed-up rats mystery remains unsolved

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 20 November 2019

The mystery of the hundreds of dead rats on a West Coast beach remains unsolved.

Tests were done on a small sample of the 680 rodents found a week and a half ago, to see if they had been poisoned by a recent 1080 drop.

Those tests came back today showing no traces of the toxin.

Which begs the question, just how did these rats die?

Conan Young tried to find out.