In Lenoir City, feral hamsters are a growing problem that residents say must be dealt with. “It started in the 80’s, when the popularity of hamsters spiked,” states Lenoir City animal control representatives. “People would vacation in California and bring hamsters back with them, releasing them into the sewers as they tired of the little creatures.”
Now, years later, the hamster population has grown…and they’re hungry. “Sometimes they’ll come straight through the toilet and attack you, you can’t even relax and sit down,” claims an anonymous resident.
Although an extermination plan is being drafted, Lenoir City Mayor, Tony Aikens encourages residents to be patient. “With a little luck and press coverage, we might be able to get a reality tv show out of this. So lets not act out of haste.”