Eek! Mice Are Evolving An Immunity To Poison!

The rodents of the future will eat poison pellets like candy, according to new research conducted on mice found in a German bakery. The baker called in an exterminator to rid his business of the pests and discovered, to his horror, that the little buggers weren't even fazed by bromadiolone, which is a very concentrated and deadly version of the common rat poison warfarin. This defensive immunity comes from interbreeding with Algerian mice, which had already developed an immunity to the poison. Looks like these unwelcome visitors are determined to stick around, no matter what we throw at them!

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My bet is that they really got the immunity eating Bromilated flour and it just happens to protect them from the bromine poising they would get ingesting bromadiolone.
Modern white flour is full of cheap "conditioners" that really just condition the mill owners wallet while hurting people.
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