Bulli Rats Eat Cats

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The Bulli Beach Kiosk in about 1950, with a few digitally introduced rodents

SYDNEY, Tues: Cats at Bulli are not eating the local rats — they are being eaten by them. The rats (some of them big as rabbits) swarm around the old rubbish dump near the beach. Beach kiosk proprietor J Makin brought in cats to cope with the rats. Some of them disappeared. He discovered why when he found the partly-eaten body of one. The conquering rats have now eaten through the inch thick hardwood floor of his kiosk.

– The Daily News (Perth) Tuesday 15 June 1948
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