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Rats will die on Haida Gwaii

This captured rat on Haida Gwaii might be luckier than most others which are being poisoned. (Laura Wein/Parks Canada)

The days of rats ruling the roost in Gwaii Haanas could be coming to a close. Parks Canada rangers will be poisoning the long-tailed menace in an effort to save the ancient murrelet -- endemic to the archipelago. 

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