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Old 03-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Mother of Pearls that is a big Rat!

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article18606111.ab

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2589961/Monster-15-inch-rat-terrorises-Swedish-family-chewing-CONCRETE-wall-make-home-kitchen.html#ixzz2xASXv5eZ

Ratigan: The gigantic rat measured 15in from nose to the base of its tail, and made its way into the flat in north Stockholm by chewing through the wall

The family did not discover their gigantic guest until it was time to take out the bins.

‘I was terrified. It was so huge that I barely saw what it was and I jumped up on the kitchen table,’ Signe Bengtsson-Korsås told Aftonbladet.

The rat had made itself comfortable behind the family’s dishwasher and even caused a leak by chewing its way through the waterpipes.

Despite attempts from Mrs Bengtsson-Korsås and her two children to scare the rodent, the ‘Viking rat’ only grew bolder and eventually dared to venture out on the kitchen floor.



Exterminators were called in and placed industry-sized traps to catch the rat, and less than a day later one of them snapped.

However, when the family checked, the trap was gone. The rat was so powerful that it had carried the trap with it, snapped around its neck.

‘It didn’t die when it went into the trap, but scurried away. It went underneath a wooden plant, where it got stuck and choked itself to death,’ Mr Bengtsson-Korsås said.

‘It was the biggest rat I have ever seen, and it looked like itwas in good shape as the fur was nice,’ he added.



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But did it lay eggs???




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I have eight cats, three of whom are Maine Coons and that rat is bigger than all my cats EXCEPT the Maine Coons. I would be afraid that unless the Kitty Committee gangs up on that rat they would lose a fight.


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Yeah that rat would be a team effort! I have a Maine Coon, and he's a big cat maybe 15 lbs. It would probably take the other cat and the two dogs to take down that rat!

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I think ole Speck would've loved that for a two week snack; he was a 8.5' Burmese when I had to find him a new family with less edible siblings.

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Yeah that rat would be a team effort! I have a Maine Coon, and he's a big cat maybe 15 lbs. It would probably take the other cat and the two dogs to take down that rat!
The rat measured 15 inches, without its tail, and had made it into the family’s flat by gnawing a tunnel between a wooden panel and concrete.

Wonder if the rat had offspring?

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This was on a another forum I post to regularly under the title "Everybody loves Cat Pictures." It made me sad, so thought that I would share.

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When I was a kid used to shoot rats a a chicken farm it is reall amazing how big these rats can get and also how aggressive they can be.

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Mmm cat is tasty if prepared right.
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When I was a kid, I used to play in the basement of our apartment building. The basement had 3 small holes (one about the size of a softball, one baseball sized and one golf ball sized) in the sewer that allowed water to drain from rain storms since the garage door was downhill from the surrounding lot. However, holes to drain out water also lets rats into the basement. One day I went downstairs to play and ran smack into the biggest Norway rat I had ever seen. It was about the same size as the one pictured - bigger than a cat! I ran back upstairs and told my mother about it and, of course, she didn't believe me so I grabbed my BB gun and away I went to bag that rascal. After about 50 or so BB's it succumbed, but luckily, it must have been already close to death because it didn't try to escape or attack me. When Mom saw the body, she freaked out and, of course, I was punished for not telling her...motherly logic. ;}



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