So apparently Southie’s Mary Ellen McCormack housing development is plagued by super rats. No, not rats that wear capes and fight crime. They are big, scary, jacked rats that are terrorizing the tenants that live there. According to an article in Tuesday’s Boston Herald, an 8 year-old boy was bitten by a rat and the development is so infested that people are afraid to go out at night.
Yikes! The article goes on to say that the Boston Housing Authority is working to exterminate and the get the situation under control. But for now, residents are afraid.
From the Herald:
Angela Mitchell, 24, is afraid her three kids will get bitten. “The rats are all over the place. … I fear for them every day. That’s why I come in the house at 7 o’clock.”
Well, that’s no way to live!
It’s not just the McCormack Housing development either. With all the construction and digging going on in Southie, other neighborhoods are experiencing rodent problems as well.
Be safe, Southie!
image: Nancy Lane/Boston Herald