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Neighbors blame Mountain's Edge home for rats

Posted at 11:47 AM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 14:47:10-05
Neighbors in Mountain's Edge are fuming over a home they say attracts rodents.
However, it's not because of trash. They say it’s because of meat that a homeowner hangs in his back yard.
Last week, it was beef. Today, it's pork.
Neighbors say it started two weeks ago, and they've consistently seen the homeowner change the meat ever since.
They believe he's curing it. Christy Gall lives directly behind him. She says it's bringing rats to her yard.
"I noticed the frequency of them coming to my yard to get into his has increased since the meats been up," Gall told Action News.
Paul Davis lives two doors down from Christy. He's just a fed up. He's afraid the meat invites dangerous wildlife like coyotes.
"I'm just afraid I'm going to see a coyote come down the side of my house one day and I don't know how they're going to react to me being there," said Davis
Two days ago, Paul and Christy both reached out to their HOA. So did Action News.  
The community manager says there is no specific ban against curing meat outside, but there are rules that prohibit homeowners from doing anything that could be hazardous or unsafe for other residents.
Unfortunately, the association would not tell us whether or not they'll ask the homeowner to remove the meat.
Our Action News team knocked on the homeowner’s door.  
A woman who didn't speak English answered. It was very hard to communicate, but it seemed like she was trying to say her husband wasn't home.