Chinese farmers have captured a one metre-long, 5kg rat which had been terrorising villagers, it was claimed today.
The freakish giant rodent, dubbed ‘ratzilla’, weighed ten times that of an average rat and had been devouring 3kg fish whole in Shaoyang, in China’s Hunan Province.
The rat had been terrorising villagers in Shaoyang before local farmers banded together to finally catch it, according to shanghaiist.com.
Workers eventually cornered ‘ratzilla’ and killed it with makeshift weapons, but broke two knives trying to carve its thick bones and skin.
Well… issues. Rats don’t normally get this large, that is not a native person holding the animal so is it from where they say? What if it’s a muskrat? Or some other rodent, not a “rat” as we would interpret rat? We’ve had a number of giant rat stories. People hate rats and we REALLY hate the thought of them growing so huge. But I’m doubtful of this story.