"A few years ago, officials in Brooklyn, New York came up with a seemingly brilliant idea to deal with the rat-infestation problem in their borough: release opossums into the neighborhood to eat the rats...."
Ha. Of course, like rats, they prefer garbage. No shortage of that.
"The critters have a mouth full of 50 sharp teeth, tend to exude a foul odor, and can occasionally contract rabies... They are nocturnal, and some Brooklynites have become terrified to go into their yards at night."
Oh, Brooklynites! I thought youse guys were tough.
Time to bring in some wolves, I think. They eat rats.