In June, days before the Palm Beach Zoo knew WPEC was doing a story, the zoo asked Nozzle Nolen to do a special check of the commissary where animal food is prepared to make sure there were no rats.
Why? Because the same commissary manager who was working with fringe extremist Russ Rector was suddenly complaining that there were rats in the commissiary. No other employee reported seeing any evidence of a rat.
In an abundance of caution, zoo management asked their pest control experts to take a look. Nozzle Nolen places traps and bait in various locations in the commissary. In two reports, Nozzle Nolen reported there was no evidence of rats or other rodents inside the commissary.
These reports were given to WPEC. Apparently rather than believe the experts they were listening to Russ Rector and his cohort.