There are reports that rat poison is being put down near the town's beach.


Seagull WIne
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Maine State and Federal agencies including the Warden Service and Board of Pesticide Control are trying to figure out why someone might actually order rat poison to be put out along the beach.

One theory is that the poison was put down around trash bins as a response to the rodent population in the beach area.

A dead seagull might have eaten the poison. That seagull is being held for testing.

Obviously no one thinks putting down rat poison anywhere near a beach is a good idea. A dog out for a walk could ingest it, as well as any wildlife that is in the area.

Let's hope that practice is stopped immediately.