Rat sipping Starbucks syrup
Posted: April 27th, 2011 - 11:26pm
Starbucks has instituted several new procedures in response to a YouTube video shot April 21 which shows what's believed to be a black rat inside the Terra Nova Starbucks (that’s in B.C., in Canada), searching for food while walking on the counter amongst the syrups.
Steve Chong, Richmond's chief public health inspector, said that an environmental health officer met with Starbucks management on Tuesday morning to deal with the concerns.
"Based on the inspection today, there is no indication that there's a rodent infestation," Chong told The Richmond Review.
Chong said the pest control employee noted some rodent access points, which have now been pest-proofed.
Chong believes from the grainy images that it was a black rat seen foraging around the syrups in the YouTube video. They wander up to 100 yards from their home.