Mar 28 2014, 11:25am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
The story had an appropriate title: “Ratzilla!”…a Swedish housewife found that her pet cat was afraid of going into the kitchen. Then she heard strange squeaking noises coming from the region beneath the sink.
When she went to take a look to her utter shock a very large rat was sitting there among the garbage. It was so huge that she was flabbergasted. She literally jumped on a chair and screamed like a maniac.
When her husband who was away came to know of the incident he couldn’t believe it was for real. But sure enough when he came home he saw the evil vermin sitting there in an even more comfortable pose among the nest it had made for itself.
The family called the rodent exterminators who set up three large traps to kill the creature. While it did go for the lure and get its neck caught in one of the traps, it was not killed right away. The monster ran off beneath the sink. But it died later on.
The family has heaved a sigh of relief. But the images of the king rat have gone viral ever since. It has been said to be the biggest of its kind ever seen. Nearly 16 inches in length, the rat got displayed in the news and has brought the family quite a lot of attention. And the pet cat is still afraid of going into the kitchen after the initial shock of seeing a rat larger than the feline itself.
The rat had probably infiltrated the home by chewing through an underground pipe. The fact that it had penetrated wood and cement spoke volumes about its hardy nature and unrelenting drive to survive the odds.
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