Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) A team of rat eradication experts has been looking for a rodent since September on St. Paul Island.
Alaska's Energy Desk reported the Aleut community had been rat free. Officials worry the rat could threaten habitat and wildlife and impact seabirds.
The team has added traps, changed bait and installed game cameras to bolster the anti-rat campaign.
The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge joined the fight with a rat strike team. They refreshed existing bait stations and added other detection devices. Officials worry that having more human activity around has chased the rat off.