Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fact of the Day: Mouse Island

In 2012, an Alaskan island known as Rat Island was free of their centuries-old rat population. As such they changed the island's name to Hawadax Island. 

18 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Island looks very calm. See the color of the water is blue!

Blue Grumpster said...

That's what I call... blue.

Bob Bushell said...

Why did they want to change, Rat, is beautiful????????

Anna-Alina said...

beautiful

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A rat-less island? But what will the cats eat??

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It looks pretty beautiful!

the chilicool said...

what a beautiful landscape!!!!
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Crystal Collier said...

Crazy. I think they should have kept the name of Rat Island, just to be ironic. I mean, seriously, how can you pass on that kind of history? (Unless you're trying to encourage people moving in...which okay, I get.)

Pat Hatt said...

Rat Island no more, suppose a name change could come due

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Nice island!

Mary Kirkland said...

Frankly, I'd rather go to the island when there were rats to go play with. But that's just me. lol

Pilar Domínguez said...

but this is very recent! it was a nice change. Kisses:)

Mama Zen said...

What happened to the rats?

bj said...

Like Mama Zen, I am wondering how they got rid of the rats....??

stephen Hayes said...

I read rats weren't native to this island but were brought there by white fishermen.

Adam said...

cat food

Adam said...

ninja cats

or maybe a timely effort by man to get rid of them, but ninja cats sounds cooler.

Beate said...

That is interesting! Wonder what meaning the new name has. Rat-less Island? ;)