Owls on a mission to kill rats in Johannesburg

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They have tried poisoning them, gassing them, even offering free mobile phones for their capture.

But residents in the South African township of Alexandra still found they had a problem with rats.

So the Johannesburg city council in charge of the area has decided to take the ecological approach and introduced owls.

This option has not gone down too well with the more superstitious occupants of one of the country's oldest townships.

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