Monday, January 4, 2016 12:17 am
As known vectors of many viral diseases, human beings are warned to be careful in their dealing with rodents.
This is more so with reports of outbreak of Lassa fever in a couple of Nigerian states, with the latest being Taraba in recent times.
While Nigerian health authorities have been hammering on the need to keep away from rodents to limit the spread of the fever, these kids captured along the expressway that leads to Kuje Area Council, about 41 kilometres from Abuja, Nigeria Federal Capital Territory seemed not be aware of the danger.
Against admonitions to keep away from rodents, the kids were not only romancing rats, but were offering it for sale.
Bush rat is a delicacy in some sections of the country! Therefore, the kid rat hawkers, oblivious of the health dangers, see nothing wrong in what they regarded as their attempt to cater for the culinary delight of some of their country men.
Indeed, the elder of the kid threatened to stone the photographer for taking the shot of his brother, saying “you want to use my brother for money, God punish you”. This images were taken on the second day of January 2016.