Exterminating the rats with poison food and adhesive sheets in Naraha, Fukushima.

August 24, 2014
Exterminating the rats with poison food and adhesive sheets in Naraha, Fukushima.

This is midnight on the Jyoban road.
There are few cars at such a time.
It means few people do this kind of activity.


The morning glow is beginning when we enter into Fukushima.
It makes me feel like starting the activity.


We have to focus on rescue in Okuma and Futaba.
But we had information about extermination of rats in Naraha, where the residents can return soon.
There are so many cats in Naraha.
Poison food and adhesive sheets are very dangerous for cats.

Someone called the town hall and told them of anxieties regarding the sacrifice of cats.
The town hall said don’t worry.
It sounds like they don’t care about these lives.
We have to get them out, as many as we can, and we set the capture cages for some places.



This is a tsunami area in early morning.
A black and white cat seems to be catching insects.



A tortoiseshell appears to be going around looking for food.
I just left the food over there.


After Naraha, we go to Okuma and Futaba, beyond the checking point.

We go again to Naraha at the end of the day to collect the capture cages.

Early evening, there was a tornado warning in Naraha.
This is our first experience with this.
How should we be careful?
Fog appeared suddenly.


This cat was captured in Naraha.


I checked with a resident in this place, and this cat is not their cat.
They said that they will come home.
So exterminating rats in this area will be done on large scale.

There is a black cat in this area.
I want to rescue this cat before it becomes a victim of poison food.





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