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Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham‘s had enough with the rats of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant, and he’s taking his fight to the D.C. Council.

“Rats prosper on battery cables,” Graham said as he introduced an anti-rat bill today. “Pizza is much better.”

Graham’s legislation, roundly backed by other councilmembers, would require District businesses with food licenses to file rat prevention plans with the city.

But restaurants aren’t the only cause of municipal rat angst. Graham colorfully warned that rats will be feast on just about anything.

“Dog poop—-Can I use that word? I think I can—-is like an energy bar to rats,” Graham said.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery