The people of Marlow have reacted to the news that several rats were seen roaming on some of the town’s streets.

Residents noticed the rodents on Sandygate Road and Sandygate Close at the end April, after one member of the public decided to leave food out for birds, which included pieces of chicken.

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The person who made the original complaint is someone who lives in a house that is currently owned by the Red Kite Housing Association.

Red Kite confirmed on April 29 that they are dealing with the matter.

People have taken to social media to share their views with one person saying: “What sort of garden bird eats chicken, putting meat out is bound to attract rodents and birds like kites.

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The two streets are less than a five-minute walk apart

“Gross stupidity putting chicken out - next thing, you'll be reporting is maggots!"

Speaking on Facebook, Jade Bowles said: “I used to see a fair few on my way to work in the morning as I had to be there at like six. Casually running around the High Street."

Gerry Berry then added: “People leaving out food for birds- birds are not going hungry. Don't leave food out for birds."

Alison Hourahane said: “We have seen rats in High Wycombe at the top of Amersham Road."

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Jessica Rose Longstaff said: “Rats have been doing that on Bank Street/Orchard Road the last few years”, with Gbemi Nadi saying they 'saw a rat on Newtown Road yesterday (April 28).’

Despite the vermin being in Marlow, some have seen the funny side with Mo Zahir saying: "Clearly they don’t respect social distancing rules.”

The rats being spotted in Marlow happened the same month that chickens and peacocks were seen roaming the town’s streets.