I've been on Roi-Namur for almost a week now and if you didn't know already, rats are rampant here. Much more so than on Kwaj. Mainly because half of Roi is jungle and there are so few residents.

Everywhere I go, I see rats traps and I've been hearing rumors that they are planning to introduce cats to help with the rat population as well. In the rat traps though, I'm not seeing the typical bait one would find in the States....I'm guessing the rats here are a bit more "gourmet". Most of the traps I've seen have coconut in them. Mmmm....coconut. Typically you'll find cheese or peanut butter or as one site suggested; bacon! (What a waste of perfectly good bacon!)

Also if you don't already know, the people here are referred to (affectionately) as Roi Rats as well. Us Kwaj folks don't get a cool name but we do live "downtown".

It's always fun to come to Roi to work for awhile for a change of pace. Just make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the rats....

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