Doreen Effa shows the rat she found on her doorstep.

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Sooke woman keeps finding dead rats on her doorstep

Doreen Effa is a vocal person who expresses her personal opinion, often in the letters to the editor pages of the Sooke News Mirror.

She wrote some letters about the feral cat situation in Sooke stating they can survive on mice and rats, that sort of thing.

“Feral cats are fine out in the wild, if they are fixed, they eat mice and rats,” said Effa.

She came by the Sooke News Mirror office with a dead rat in a bag.

Lately she has been finding dead rats on the steps to her home and she thinks it might have something to do with the letters she wrote to the paper. She’s found two rats so far.

“No one has contacted me,” she said. “They kind of got the message across.”

She said she doesn’t feel threatened but feels sorry for whoever is trapping rats.

“Can you imagine going out and trapping rats to prove something?” she said.

She is not sure who has left the rats, but rats or no rats, she still believes the feral cats are fine as long as they are neutered.

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